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Need HDD enclosure and print server. Any advice?

delphaeus
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Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-08-2007

Need HDD enclosure and print server. Any advice?

Hello all!
Two things I'd like to ask about today.
Firstly, I bought a new PC last year and and never got around to copying all the files from my old PC, on which I have a whole load of music, pictures and videos. I was thinking about taking the HD out (it's IDE), putting it in an enclosure and networking it via my wireless router so that the laptop can have a looksy too . Obviously I'll need an enclosure that has ethernet support but most of the one's I have looked at don't support NTFS, are pricey or don't support Vista (which the laptop uses; desktop uses XP).
Any ideas on what may be suitable or maybe let me know what you're currently using.
Secondly, I want to network my printer (Canon MP610) and need to get a print server. I've looked at linksys and netgear but just want to have a some ideas of what others are using.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers
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Re: Need HDD enclosure and print server. Any advice?

Just connect the disk to the IDE cable to the CD drive in your new PC (temporarily).
Obviously while it's powered off  Shocked
Unless your new PC is pure SATA  Sad
delphaeus
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Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-08-2007

Re: Need HDD enclosure and print server. Any advice?

Yes unfortunately it's all SATA...  Sad
But after looking around I did manage to find this Belkin network hub which seems to do the job. It comes with in-built print server too!
http://www.belkin.com/uk/networkusbhub/
All I need now is an enclosure for the hard disk (link to one below) and I'm sorted. (If it all works that is!! Wink)
http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=45441&doy=2m6