Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/07/24

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Subject: [Leica] OT: New External HDD
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 10:28:12 -0500

I would like to thank all of those who contributed advice and their own 
experiences to aid me in my selection of an external enclosure and HDD.  
Yesterday, I received from Newegg a Rosewill fan-cooled enclosure and a WD 
750GB Caviar Black SATA drive.  After assembling, formatting, and installing 
all the hardware, I now have a very nice expansion to my desktop system.

I encountered only two frustrations in going through this process.  The 
first, which I vaguely recalled from a year or so earlier, was the 
instruction to "right click" on the box showing the unallocated drive, to 
bring up the wizard for formatting the drive.  I kept clicking on the large 
box on the right, which brought up a pop-up to click on, but nothing 
happened.  I finally found some old notes which told me to "right click" on 
the small box on the left, which brings up a pop-up which allows you to 
initiate the wizard.  I mention this in case anyone else encounters it.

The second problem involved removing the filler strip in the back of the 
Dell case, in order to install the SATA to eSATA adapter.  The retaining 
screw must have been installed by King Kong using an impact wrench.  No 
screwdriver or socket wrench would turn it.  I finally resorted to a set of 
precision end-wrenches and was able to apply enough torque to remove it.

I also followed the advice given me to connect via eSATA rather than USB2.0. 
 Except for the problem removing the screw, this modification was very easy 
to accomplish.

Thanks, once again, for all of the help.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA