Any inexpensive "mini-esque" HDD enclosures?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by chriskzoo, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

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    The cheapest one I have found is the mini stack:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ministack/

    It's $99 and comes with no drive (I have some around to use), but multiple USB and firewire ports. Anything cheaper out there that has the Mini style? I really don't need the extra ports...
     
  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    OMG OMG, I sooo want one of these, I don't even have a mini, just that soo many options, and soo cool looking. The price isin't too bad (I think), thanks for the link :)
     
  3. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    This enclosure plus this hard drive will give you a mildly stylish 300 gb setup. Depending on how much you want consistent looks, it might be worth the extra $60 to get the ministack. It looks pretty swell.
     
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I actually got the USB+FW version of this case and I love it! Super sleek and ruggedly built, and very compact. And it uses an Oxford chipet for the firewire. I just bought a similar-looking OWC drive for my son and I like this case much better.
     
  5. chriskzoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I already have 2 160GB HDDs (one EIDE and one SATA) so I don't need a drive - just an enclosure that can sit non-descriptly under my Mini.
     
  6. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    wow! That's tight...i'd love something like that for my mini especially for my video editing...I was looking for something like this today. Thanks macrumors!

    Do they sell this on any other websites?
     
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  8. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Really super design. It would help me with my iMac G5. been looking for a FW drive for back ups. Having extra USB and FW is just sweet.
     
  9. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    so has anybody actually brought one of these? I'd consider the lacie one, but I already have a brand new 250gb hd that I want to install. Is macsales.com legit?
     

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