About 3 years ago I modded my Liteon 5045 Settop Box to mount the hard drive in a tray caddie that looks very much like this one:
but from a different manufacturer. Then I put another caddie holder in my computer and I have enjoyed the easy and convenience of taking the hard drive from the set top to the computer for editing and burning shows on my computer. Very Sweet!
Everything worked just fine at the start but about a year later I got problems with files becoming corrupted. I tried to narrow down what was wrong and concluded that somehow the cable in my computer was shorting out as the problem went away when I used a new cable.
The same thing started happening last week. So I changed cables. No joy. So it comes down to Caddie A works with Caddie Holder A, and Caddie B works with Caddie Holder B, and Caddie Holder A works with Caddie holder B ====but Caddie B does not work with Caddie holder A and after switching cables, it now no longer works with Caddie holder B either.
So, I think this is pretty solid evidence that something is wrong with Caddie B? Does anyone know how long a caddie system with normal use--switching the caddies about once a month, should last? I read articles about server rooms switching caddies in and out, but I have gotten very minimal use before mine seems to be failing.
Are there brands known to be quality or are these just toys that need to be avoided? It is not that much trouble to hook drives directly to the ide cable but I was trying to avoid bent pins and what not---seems like I got cross bleeding or shorts by using caddies anyway?
Thoughts or comments/questions are welcomed. Thanks.