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  1. It's that time of the year again! Time to have our annual fund-raiser!

    If you enjoy Wackbag on a regular basis, we are seeking donations for our larger, annual costs! If you are able to donate to help keep the site running, we would appreciate it greatly!

    More details, and a breakdown of where the funds will go is here: https://www.wackbag.com/threads/donation-goals-2015.162061/

Looking for a large capacity external hard drive (4TB or so) with a power switch.

Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by VMS, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

    Apr 26, 2006
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    I've got a 4TB Seagate external HD, which is nice, but my previous external HD was an Iomega HD that had an integrated power switch. That HD was only 2 TB or so.

    Anybody know of any inexpensive large capacity external HDs with a power switch? Or an HD enclosure with a power switch, so I can put a giant HD into it?
  2. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel
    Wackbag Staff

    Aug 29, 2002
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    I used this enclosure to build an external drive for my FIOS DVR:


    It has a fan, power switch, and can take up to a 3TB drive.

    Can't find any single-bay enclosures that have higher capacity. There are dual-bay enclosures that will take a pair of 2TB drives.
  3. jsc315

    jsc315 AnalCunt

    Dec 8, 2004
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    If your willing to spend a bit of cash check out a Drobo. It's kind of like a RAID system but very simple and redundant.

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