[i]Moderator’s note: It looks like that external enclosures are getting to be very popular these days. I’ve lost count of the number of new external enclosure threads that I’m seeing. And with people posting a lot of external enclosure threads in the subforums (even though 90% of all issues with external enclosures are not specific to some brand), I’ve decided that it’s time to do a bit of consolidating. Oh joy. Well, here’s my attempt…
I don’t think that a big thread merge would be a good idea here because nobody will want to read through a thread with a zillion posts. And besides, merging threads is easy, but un-merging them if I ever change my mind isn’t. Plus, I don’t want to be the one to deal with all the dead links that would result from merged threads. Hence this thread…[/i]
[B]1/ Please refer to the following list of major external enclosure threads to see if any of them is of any help.
2/ Please post all new external enclosure issues/questions/etc. here, in this thread!
3/ Any new threads about external enclosures created from this point on may be merged into this thread, if appropriate, at the discretion of the moderation staff.[/B] Existing threads will remain separate (but closed). (There may be times when keeping a thread separate would work better, so if you feel that an external enclosure thread merits being separate, create it as a separate thread, and if we agree, we’ll keep it separate.)
Existing enclosure threads (sorted by thread creation date) (list may not be 100% complete):
[ul][li]Ext. Enclosure Burn Tests on Nine Drives (thanks chas0039)
[/li][li]Firmware for Prolific PL-3507 USB2/Firewire to IDE Bridge (thread at forum.rpc1.org)
[/li][li][thread=101100]1213 external enclosure issues; looks like the days of externals… [are numbered][/thread]
[/li][li][thread=101416]External Enclosure recommendations in the US[/thread]
[/li][li][thread=107497]Best External Enclosure[/thread]
[/li][li][thread=110460]External Enclosure recommendations please ? for DVD Burner / HDD[/thread]
[/li][li][thread=112185]1620 [problems] with external enclosure!![/thread] (thread left open for now)
[/li][li][thread=116637]3500 in external enclosure, firewire not working[/thread]
[/li][li][thread=117914]16X on External Enclosure![/thread]
[/li][li][thread=118342]Can’t open Norcent enclosure (Plus, write speed / transfer rates of enclosures)[/thread]
[/li][li][thread=118407]External Enclosure: NEC 3500a - Likes DVD-R INSIDE, but not OUTSIDE (USB)[/thread]
[/li][li][thread=118465]Very Good External Enclosure.[/thread]
I am very sorry for any inconvenience this cleanup is causing, but I feel that it is for the best in the long run to not have a dozen different threads about external enclosures all saying the same thing. Thank you for you understanding. If you don’t think that this is really working well (maybe a big mega-thread-merge would be a good idea?), PM me, as I’m open to suggestions if you have any good ideas. Whew. Do I talk too much?