|Feb 12, 2005, 01:02 AM||#1|
I need an HDD enclosure
I am looking for a reccomendation on just an enclosure. I have an 80 gig drive just laying around here that I want to be able to conenct to my mac and my pc. Both machines have USB2 and Firewire available to them. So my question is what enclosure should I get and where can I find a reliable one. The ones i'm finding on like pricewatch.com dont seem very good.
|Feb 12, 2005, 09:37 AM||#2|
|Feb 12, 2005, 11:21 AM||#3|
Just Purchased One for my 200 GB Seagate drive
Hey, I just purchased an externall Firewire enclosure for my brand new Seagate 200 GB 3.5" hard drive. I spent $35 shipped, from www.dealsonic.com my friend who owns a business that networks and supplies computers for small business's uses this website. It was quick and easy, and the site is very clean and easy to navigate (plus everything was cheaper than newegg.com)
Just my $0.02 , and I've been a lurker for over a year now.
|Feb 12, 2005, 03:00 PM||#5|
Do a Google search on Oxford 911 and 922 chipsets, also PL3057 chipsets. There are issues with FW and usb2 drives working with OS X.
My drive enclosure rarely worked with 10.3.7, but worked perfectly with Win XP - I ended up giving it away.
|Feb 12, 2005, 03:28 PM||#6|
I just got an OWC case and 200GB drive for my birthday. The case has two FW800 ports (9 pin), and one each of FW400 (6 pin) and USB 2 (mini). Almost unfortunately, the drive I got (Maxtor DiamondMax 9) almost didn't fit in the case. I had to take the power and ATA connectors off the board to fit the drive in. And now the ATA cable pushes the top of the case up a little. Maybe I can find a better suited cable...
So to recap:
1) OWC Mercury is good (they use Oxford chips, mine has the 922 I think), they also have Neptune cases for less $$$.
2) Make sure the drive isn't too long. (No more than 8 inches I think)
3) There is no step 3
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|Feb 17, 2005, 02:58 PM||#8|
External HD & Enclosers...
I'm interested in this too, here's what I came up with:
All from www.newegg.com
For the HD:
For the Encloser:
Total (Before tax): $149.79
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Last edited by eleveneastgate; Feb 17, 2005 at 03:07 PM.
|Feb 17, 2005, 04:26 PM||#9|
Went to pricewatch.com and got it shipped w/o tax for $25 USD. Generic like heck, USB 2.0, works perfect with my Maxtor 40gb and Seagate 20gb.
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