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WTB HD 24 caddy

Post by Harry » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:45 am

Looks like they stopped selling them?

I don't need a drive ..Just one caddy for the IDE drives.

Or a heads up if you see them for sale somewhere.
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Post by Harry » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:11 am

DAMN... I thought that was the SATA caddy? The last time I bought one it was $21.00
Looks like the SATA one is $99

At least they updated the thing so it doesn't become totally obsolete.
I thought it was pretty much dead.


Any HD24 users working with the SATA drives yet>
How are they working? favorite drives?
Seems like I remember reading that they could handle up to 1 TB drive.
That would be cool.... I don't think IDE drives ever got that big?

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Post by Jim Williams » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:24 am

ViPower makes then cheap. I pay about $8 each for them. They are blond, not grey. P/N VP-15-66. Those are PATA caddies.

Look for them at:
www.pricewatch.com

If you buy SATA caddies, get a SSD and call it a day.
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Post by eh91311 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:46 pm

If you go to pricewatch.com and input "ViPower" in the search function, you will get no results. Apparently some big company bought ViPower and somehow all of the cheap $8 PATA caddies have disappeared from the U.S.. MagicSound's SATA HD24 caddies are not available now, due to the caddy shortage. Clones of ViPower PATA caddies also disappeared.

Alesis is selling the original PATA and the new SATA HD24 caddies through large retailers now, at outrageous prices.

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Post by Harry » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:52 am

So Alesis does nothing but abandon their recorders for over a decade.

So much so that people who use their stuff have to make shit themselves.

then shut them down(probably sue them?) and jack up the price of their old stuff about 125% and create an up to date version of the old thing and charge 500% more for it.

Shady fuckers if you ask me.( I am glad they did something though)

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Post by Jim Williams » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:14 am

None of these products exist because the manufacturers care, it's about profits. The fact that Alesis (really Newmark) has provided a SATA caddie is remarkable considering this is a 12 year old product long out of production from a company that was sold off years ago.

Here's a list of high enders that have dropped all support for their flagship products that sold for thousands of pre-inflated dollars. Hope you don't own any of them.

Lexicon
Sony
SSL
Neve/AMS

Alesis is a better company than they are if you gauge product support.
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Post by bremusound » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:54 am

These seem to be still available for cheap here in Germany.

Reichelt

I asked if they ship to the US, they don't.

If you organize a group buy, i would send some over.

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Post by Harry » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:09 am

I didn't realize the HD24 was out of production?
Now that I look I guess you can't get them new anymore.

I guess I need to come out of my antiquated cave more often:)

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