Brando dock with hard drive slot


Docks can be incredibly useful for notebook users who connect to a lot of peripherals at the desk.  One simple cable tug and the notebook is free to hit the gear bag and the street.  They are particularly useful for netbooks that often lack full amenities inside.  Odd product broker Brando has the strangest dock of them all.  Doubling as a laptop cooler, the dock adds fans to keep that notebook cool at the desk.  It also has the usual ports for peripherals and most interestingly a slot for a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive.  Add ports, cool air and storage in one whack.  The Brando dock also slices and dices too.  OK, that last parts fiction but the rest is true, here’s a picture to prove it:  $33.  (via Gizmodo)




So if I don’t get condensation problems with an hdd enclosure than I shouldn’t get them with an exposed drive?


Condensation shouldn’t be much of an issue in a stable environment. Stable environment meaning the temperature would stay fairly constant. I think if you had condensation concerns it wouldn’t be mitigated much by an enclosed case (IMO).

The open drive carriers are very helpful if you’re in a system support role. Dropping in a drive, pushing or pulling data, and repeating becomes a pain unless you have a quick way to do it. I have several drives fail a week and they save me a lot of time.

I wouldn’t really use it as a permanent solution.


I still don’t get all these exposed hdd cases we’re seeing.

Wasn’t this kind of exposure supposed to be bad for the hdd. I know at least condensation should be a concern.

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