questionschallenge: where can i find a deal on a ethernet…

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NAS (Ethernet) is way more expensive than USB only. Also, drive type: PATA (older) or SATA (newer)?

I will edit or post something new when I can find something.

Edit:
I couldn't find a dock, but I found this:
http://reviews.cnet.com/network-storage/lacie-ethernet-disk-mini/4505-3382_7-32312728.html
bad reviews, i know.

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Yes ethernet is more expensive but it's also way faster as well. Especially with my nice gigabit router

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Newegg has a few:
$14 for a fairly basic one (IDE/PATA only it seems), reviews are moderately good - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145380

$65, also has eSATA, decent reviews from a lot of people - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817810014

$65, for a docking station (not a full enclosure), has eSATA, can support 2.5" drives and has a card reader - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817735004

$100, for a 2-bay enclosure, but crappy reviews - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817810017

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@mrzman: The docking station is a GREAT buy! Excellent find and puts my lazy search to shame.

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The docking station is great but I am really sold on wanting the ethernet

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@djbowman: this seems perfect,
$65, for a docking station (not a full enclosure), has eSATA, can support 2.5" drives and has a card reader - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817735004

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I agree that its a good deal. But still the requirement from the get out is Ethernet. I don’t want one that doesn’t have it. I have 6 computers and it is infinitely easier to plug it directly into the network for sharing content.

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@rlapid2112- Apologies apparently I can't read. Thanks !

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Thanks again though that fits the bill I would love to see one that does gigabit. 10/100/1000 rather than just the 100.

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@djbowman: You can have Cheap or Fast but not both..
The 100M should be fast enough for storage...
That is a great find...

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I've have had this one for years. It is not exactly the cheapest listing I've found, but its the cheapest I've found from a reputable site.

XIMETA NetDisk
http://www.amazon.com/NetDisk-ENCL-1P-3-5-Inch-Ethernet-Enclosure/dp/B0032HETIC