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Sunday, October 07, 2007

How a Rocketfish USB Hard Drive Enclosure Saved My Neck

I am a consultant that spends more than 75% of my time on the road. I rely heavily on my laptop to complete these projects and backup my laptop before every business trip. I have never thought about bringing my backup with me until now.

I was at a client site for a week about 6 hours from my office. The second day into the trip my two year old laptop died. It just would not turned on and after going through a group of steps recommended on the manufacturers web site, I realized it was a lost cause. I did not want to loose a day plus eat the expense of traveling back and forth to and from the office so I picked up a Rocketfish 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure.

I pulled the hard drive from my laptop and put it in the Rocketfish and used the USB cable to plug it into a PC. The Rocketfish is USB 2.0 compatible and draws power from USB, so no AC adapter is necessary. This makes for less wires to carry around. Windows XP and Vista both detect the drive without using any software, so I was able to work for the week.

I have since found out that the motherboard is fried in my laptop, so I have left the drive in the Rocketfish. I have the backup software that came with the Rocketfish on my new laptop and now I carry my backup with me. The Rocketfish drive comes with a padded carrying case that holds the drive and USB cable. You can also get a Rocketfish 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure Kit for that old PC hard drive lying around. Amazon.com has a bunch of new Rocketfish Products but for some reason only has used Rocketfish enclosures, so if you want a new on you will have to do some searching.

See All 2.5" Hard Drives at Amazon.com

See All Internal Hard Drives at Amazon.com

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