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We're big fans of SATA HDD docks that let you quickly access whole drives like noisy, overgrown memory sticks. An earlier unit offered just USB connectivity to your Mac or PC, later adding eSATA before rounding out its options with FireWire. Now we have a new model that still accepts bare 2.5- and...

May 27th 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Egads, Brando has stepped out of their techno-kitsch stronghold and into something potentially useful. The appropriately cryptic STYSEN E08 is a 2.5-inch USB 2.0 SATA disk enclosure with a bit of RFID trickery baked in. With the RFID fob in hand (and at an unspecified range), the drive can be encry...

January 15th 2008 at 6:59am 0 Comments
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Now we're talking! Meet the PC and Mac compatible USB 2.0 SATA HDD Stage Rack. The value of this 2.5- and 3.5-inch compatible dock is obvious if like us, you've got gigs of unused storage laying around after years of SATA disk updates. Just pop in that old disk for instant expansion without having...

October 19th 2007 at 5:02am 0 Comments
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Ever welled in bohemian romance at the sight of a second-hand Penguin Classic casually slung from a rear pants-pocket? If so then you'll understand the avant-garde glory of the Moleskine disk enclosure. At $25 or so, this homemade 2.5-inch SATA enclosure costs less than a bottle of your favorite wo...

April 26th 2007 at 8:51am 0 Comments
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If you're just bound and determined to turn your Mac mini into a home media center then be sure to check the matching enclosures from Japan's Kuroutoshikou. The external cases share the dimensions of the mini for easy stackin' action and come in a variety of configurations, all with space for a sing...

December 15th 2006 at 9:41am 0 Comments
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Novac of japan launches some a couple of big empty cases to host the 3.5-inch SATA disks of your choice. The NV-HS372S supports up to five disks and connects to your PC over eSATA. No eSATA, no problem, the adapter card is included in the ¥59,800 (about $517) price tag. The ¥29,800 (about $...

December 8th 2006 at 9:06am 0 Comments