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    external hard drives


    i'm thinking of getting one of these cases that holds an external 3.5in hard drive and connects via USB or firewire.

    i've seen 2.5in drives that draw power from the USB socket - does anyone know if i can get a case that'll do this for a 3.5in drive (rather than needing it's own power cord)?
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    I haven't seen the no-power-supply 3.5" drives, however, if you are using it on the go (ie with a laptop) you will suck your laptop's power pretty quickly with a full size drive attached...

    I have a 250Gb external maxtor and it works great, but needs external power...

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