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Need an enclosure for a WD1600, model # WD1600JD-40HBCO

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There are many places to get enclosures for hard drives. I would recommend looking for a USB 3.0 (the new standard for hi-speed USB, and backward compatible) interface, and for an enclosure that includes an active cooling fan.

Otherwise, it's take your pick.

Hope that's helpful.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

  • ablator Feb 04, 2011

    can you name a few specefic, cannot find any

  • Elaine Albertson
    Elaine Albertson Feb 04, 2011

    Thermaltake has a model Max 5G that's USB 3.0 with dual 80mm cooling fans. Radioshack normally stocks it on line only, but is currently out of stock. Here's the mfr link:
    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.as...

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