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Re: USB hard drives -- recommendations?

On 2/3/19, 2:22 AM, Alexander V. Makartsev wrote:
The only problem with external disk drive enclosures from well known
brands like WD or Seagate is they don't offer a way to open them e.g. to
switch the disk drive inside.

That and the fact that, judging by the price tags (and this also seems to be the general consensus both hear and on the OCLUG list server) those things have the cheapest consumer-grade hard drives the vendor has, whereas making your own, you can make it with a server-grade drive, or even (and this is built in at least one enclosure I've seen) a mirrored pair of them.