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Glossary of Technical Terms

Hard Drive Enclosure Kit



A hard drive enclosure kit includes all items required for external hard drive use, minus the hard drive itself. The kit often includes: the external hard drive enclosure case, a fan exhaust port to rid the drive of heat, a connection switch, a power switch, a power cord, a powered USB hub, a USB/FireWire port to link the drive, and sometimes includes the cables (USB/FireWire) that are needed to link the drive to the user's PC or notebook.