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Changing Dell desktops to removable drives


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Mn1989z

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Hi,

I have several Dell desktops (745, 755, GX260, T5500, Etc) all Win7 and Server 2008, that have factory hard drives; I want to make them removable drives.

In the past I have special ordered desktops with T-7 units from Dell.

Now, I need to make about 20 desktops removable drive desktops, any ideas, Dell says I can't really add a Dell sponsored caddy / cage.

My other issue is I have to add whole disk encryption to it, TrueCrypt is perfect.

I also have to add USB tape backup unit. Q: does anyone have an USB portable tape backup unit and encrypting the hard drive and tape?

Thanks

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iammykyl

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Gday Mn1989z, Posted Image
What is a T-7 unit?
To what computer are you going to attach the HDDs?
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A T-7 is a removable hard drive caddy,

http://www.tigerdire...p?EdpNo=3301336

The Dell units I am adding to are

OptiPlex 960
Precision 490
OptiPlex 745
OptiPlex GX620
OptiPlex 755
Precision T5500
OptiPlex 9020
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Gday.
Sorry for the delay in responding.
If you are transferring the Boot drive from a computer into a caddy or putting a drive into the caddy for backups, it will work providing you can get connections back into the case.

If this is not what you are attempting. Please give some more details, especially regarding "20 Desktops"
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Mn1989z

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This is what I am trying to do, move drives into a caddy with power.
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I am trying to do, move drives into a caddy with power.

Understood, it will work.
as asked in post #4, which HDD are you putting into the caddy?

I need to make about 20 desktops removable drive desktops,


Please help me understand exactly what you are going to do.
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