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News Freecom launches CLS series

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Jul 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. PQuiff

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    Love the idea...hate the price.
     
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    It is a good idea, but the price needs to be halved for it to tempt me.
     
  4. Hustler

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    Lol...reminds me of my old 100mb Zip Disc drive.....anyone else remember those..?

    Back in 1998/99 I used to download my MAME collection onto them, loveingly label and store them......cost a bloody fortune buying the discs....not to mention growing old waiting for them to write over the serial port!!!...

    Wont be making that mistake again.
     
  5. TWeaK

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    I think it's definitely overpriced. They should've made it USB3 but backwards compatible for a slightly higher dock price and the same HDD price, then it might be worthwhile.
     
  6. mi1ez

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    why would you need a dock that holds 3 at once? i mean, sometimes you'd want to hold 2, but never really 3...
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    they should make this a usb3 device
     
  8. Altron

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    Again, USB3 would be great for something like this, since it would have enough bandwidth to use all three drives at the same time. Won't three drives be too much for a single USB2 connection, if you want to use them all together?
     
  9. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    If the drives are basically just 2.5" USB drives is there any thing to stop us buying the dock and modding it to fit normal priced drives?

    Could you run 3 drives from a cheapo USB hub?
     
  10. Bob1234

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    Yes, I still have 3 of them laying around at home, 1 parallel port (its this you remember as the slow ones), 1 USB+brick and 1 USB bus powered.

    They were great in the days before USB sticks, but now, just seem so pointless.
     
  11. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    This is quite an interesting point, although I'd suspect the dock is just a USB hub and the separate drives dock via USB (and perhaps even usb over a proprietary style port).
     
  12. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    buy 3 of cheaper one, crack open the case, bang in a 500gb drive :)
     
  13. brave758

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    I like the idea
     
  14. Cool_CR

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    The drives look very exposed and to much in the elbow zone. £65 for 250gb's ?????? the mind boggles well at least from the pic they are usb power so no extra cables and thats a really good thing but £210+ for a full set is more than my laptop is worth.
     
  15. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    If the dock had a network port so you could use it as a NAS device, then I'd be interested.
     
  16. Tasslehoff

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    wow how expensive, great idea though but to get a reasonable storage size would be stupidly expensive
     
  17. Sparrowhawk

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    Great concept, especially considering that you could ditch non-SSD internal storage completely.
    But... why not just sell it as a base station + three external drive caddys where you supply your own 2.5" drives? Sure, margins would be slimmer, but you'd sell a metric butt-ton more.
     
  18. thewelshbrummie

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    Looks really useful in principle for splitting data as suggested in the article but agree on both price and lack of USB 3 support - even 2.5" HDDs would show increased transfer speeds using it. And it's just too expensive when a 640GB drive can be had for an extra fiver over the 250GB model of this.
     
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