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BytePac Kit is an eco-friendly external hard drive enclosure

If you want to add a little extra storage space to your computer, you have two options. You can either buy an internal drive, and open up your computer to install it. Or you can choose to spend a little extra money and get an external drive that plugs into one of your USB ports. If you choose the latter route, there are plenty of external drives to choose from, or you can buy a drive and external enclosure separately. So which enclosure do you buy? Well, if you’re trying to be eco-conscious, you might check out the BytePac Kit.

The BytePac Kit gives you everything you need to build an external enclosure out of cardboard. Sure, you’ll have other materials in the USB and power cables, but the housing itself is made from 100% recyclable cardboard. Now I can see the advantages of using cardboard, but I take issue with the price. For $55 you get three enclosures, and a single set of cables. I can purchase a plastic enclosure for under $20, and just the cables for even less. Now why would I pay $30+ for a few pieces of cardboard? While they have a good idea, the price is completely unjustifiable.

Scott – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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  • Their kit include an exchangeable interface module, with their kit you can use your SATA drive today with USB2, tomorrow with USB3 and in the future with Thunderbolt. At the same time their kit provides power and date over one cable. Regular SATA drives need to be connected via 2 cables – one data and one power supply. The drive you buy today for 20 bucks will always stay USB2 – so in 5 years, when no USB2 is around you wont be able to connect your drive any more. With their Bytepac kit you can just change the interface module from USB to USB3, eSATA or Thunderbolt. I think this is a very fresh and useful solution.

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