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Anonymous
02-18-2002, 10:13 AM
Discussion concerning the VIP Power Mobile Rack Review.

Albinus
02-18-2002, 11:16 AM
To honestly say the truth Tweaky..... I haven't read it yet :o

*runs away* :shoot2:

Beefy
02-18-2002, 11:21 AM
me neither

*runs away with Al*

Anonymous
02-18-2002, 11:23 AM
LOL - Well you both have something to read now! :)

Beefy
02-18-2002, 11:27 AM
too late.. :D

Actually, they had those at TAFE when I was there. A brilliant idea. When we had to install operating systems and things, they'd just hand us a blank HDD in it's little caddy and we could keep using them every week, and not wreck the existing install on the PC... And for those people who have extensive MP3 / DivX collections on HDD, these are also a great alternative to burning a couple hundred cds... :thumb: :thumb:

Anonymous
02-18-2002, 11:30 AM
It should be obvious what I think of them... :)

Albinus
02-18-2002, 11:35 AM
We use the Laser caddies at TAFE for that purpose..... they are fully interchangable with each other (some brands aren't), and are very durable (3 years later we've had less than 10% fail - exceptional when students are constantly abusing them).

Acid
02-18-2002, 11:51 AM
nice review tweak.. It has made me wanna go out and buy one myself :)

Anonymous
02-18-2002, 11:57 AM
nice review tweak.. It has made me wanna go out and buy one myself :)

A wise investment indeed!

Albinus
02-18-2002, 12:32 PM
Nice review..... I can see you were very impressed with it Tweaky! :thumb:

Raven
02-18-2002, 02:23 PM
Not bad at all.. Although someone's gonna have to do a LOT of convincing to get me to sacrifice one of my beloved 5.25 bays :D

Albinus
02-18-2002, 02:29 PM
I haven't had that problem since switching to the AOpen H600A case... still have one free (never before has that happened!) :D

Acid
02-18-2002, 03:55 PM
bleh, my Lian-Li PC65 is all I need. Only have a CDRW and CDROM drive in the bays.. still got a lot more room! :)

Albinus
02-18-2002, 04:00 PM
"AOpen H600A - the poor man's PC60" :cackle:

Raven
02-19-2002, 08:21 AM
I have my case stated in my sig.. I love it so far, and plan to make a 'few' case mods :D : party ha

BTW, I have two open drive bays out of 4. 2 are consumed by a DVD 16x and a CDRW. I would definately consider getting two of those removable racks, if I had the extra HD to switch between the two systems. Right now I'm working with one on each. Wouldn't want the two installations of XP to collide with each other when I tried to use one of the drives.

DigitalDD
02-20-2002, 10:36 PM
Discussion concerning the VIP Power Mobile Rack Review.

liked the review. and i myself swear by these things [although I prefer the all-aluminum ones with 3 fans (one in the back and two up front)].

I use them to multi-boot different operating systems on a single PC, just set your BIOS to detect the boot drive and you can use all your old spare but still functional hard drives to boot other operating systems [ie. Linux flavors, BSD, Solaris, XP, NT, ME, whatever]. They can also be handy for backups too.:thumb:

DigitalDD
02-22-2002, 02:17 AM
pictures of my racks.. I just picked up a new one for a junk box i'm throwing together.

DigitalDD
02-22-2002, 02:19 AM
another...;)

DigitalDD
02-22-2002, 02:21 AM
as you can see these have two small 40mm fans up from of the inner rack [or cartridge as some people call them] and a single fan at the back of the base [the part that mounts inside your 5.25" bays].. the fans and the aluminum do a pretty decent job of cooling the drives.

ne0z
02-22-2002, 03:03 AM
nice review Mr. Tweak