which do you prefer, and WHY?
>>70966266FYI both can be compatible with 2.5/3.5 in.
>>70966266"Toaster" for 3.5" because it can keep two drives.
Doesn't really matter unless you're carrying it around. Toaster is much more convenient for desktop use.
>>70966308by 2 drives, you mean hotswapping? looks like we can do that with enclosures.or are you talking about dual toasters?>>70966320what convinience does it offer? i guess quicker to swap drives but doesn't it have a risk of toppling over if you bump your desk because the drive stands vertically? also do enclosures provide more drop resistance if you are unfortunate enough to drop your drive pulling it out of your drawer or in transport between putting it on or pulling it off a shelf? or will nothing save a drive from a drop, not even those rubbery silicone protective covers?
>>70966405>i guess quicker to swap drivesThat's the point>but doesn't it have a risk of toppling over if you bump your desk because the drive stands vertically?Don't be a retard, don't use a cheap desk, get a weighted toaster
>>70966266I have a dual slot toaster. Makes it much easier to do backups for customers or get into my old data. Used to hook things directly to my mobo and let them hang out like a pile of intestines. Easily the best accessory I've purchased in the last 5 years.
>>70966266Toaster so I can swap drives out easily.
>>70966482what brand/model do you recommend?
>>70966266Toaster. Easy swap and image. Used it at work back in the XP days with clonezilla, rename it, newsid. Bam. I had 20 laptops or desktops ready to go same day as I unboxed them.
Been thinking about getting a thinkpad instead of building a new pc to replace my old one and using those for my 3 drives would be nice, actually I need only two slots, one HD I can fill with data and store it safely. Are there any drawbacks on these things?
>USB chink trash that fails when copying dataI use superior E-SATA with 100% reliability.
>>70966266I prefer toasters bc they scare normalfags.
>>70966266I had a toaster but then I just bought a 10tb so I don't have to swap. If I were filling drives to send to other people it would make sense but for backup just get something big enough to hold everything.
neither I just use an adaptor
>>70968870my toaster has usb and esata
2.5inch drives and sata to usb3 cables.3.5inch drives suck and I don't want any more clutter on the desk.
>>70969948This is what I like about my Orico toaster. It has eSATA for my desktop and USB 3 for my laptop.