Check out this Drive Enclosure!

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  1. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    I found these after hunting around for some external enclosures for the bunch o f hard drives I got lying around. Thought they were pretty cool. Holds 2 drives and matches my G5 perfectly. Bought 3 myself.

    http://store.yahoo.com/cooldrives/dudrmialusb2.html
     
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    Nice... :)

    ...but would look very stupid with my iBook... :p ;)
     
  3. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    Looks good, but why only USB2 connection?

    Clearly, it was designed with the G5 PM in mind. I would think that they'd put FW on it (at least FW400) to keep the processor out of the data transfer loop -- that way there would be less heat and noise, the big G5 issues.

    With USB, everything goes through the processor. I cringe to think how hot and loud a PM would get with 500GB of info going over USB.

    Am I being a wet blanket? Let's hope for a FW800 update!
     
  4. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They sell them with FW800, they are just $60 more expensive. I went with these because of the $$ savings. Plus they look cool. But now you got me feeling bad about it. :(

    Anyway, I have been using a 300gb Maxtor USB 2.0 drive now and I don't notice any slowdown but then again my G5 is maxed out.
     
  5. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    There's a Firewire 800 version as well.

    EDIT: Mactruck beat me to it. ;)
     
  6. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    It looks nice. It'd be great to fill up with these 160GB drives that you can get for $20 each after a pricematch and rebate. I just picked one up. More Info
     
  7. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    Have you seen these?

    Then again, that comes with the drives and you were looking at enclosures... :rolleyes: silly me...

    What you got is probably cheaper anyway. Have fun with those

    reality
     
  8. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Saw those but didn't like the legs on them. Plus way expensive but they have thicker aluminum so I bet they are alot sturdier. Just got six hardrives lying around and needed a cheap way of using them with a fan. I bought the OWC enclosure for a single drive and they suck. No air ventilation. Had a drive overheat in it so I run it with top off and it looks horrible. Been using that and swapping drives in and out of it for a while. Very happy to have found a nice looking dual drive enclosure that is stackable though.
     
  9. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    This enclosure looks alot like G-RAID from G-Technology. It also resembles a PowerMac case. Plus it has a realy fast FW 800 which that one is missing, and needs for it to be good RAID drive.
     
  10. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Here's one with USB and FireWire >>> link

    Here's the same one, but with only USB >>> link
     
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  12. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey, dude --
    Don't feel bad from some junk I said -- you know what's important for you. You said you bought three, right? Man, that cost savings is almost a whole iPod Mini! :)

    I note that lots of folks took some time out of their day to let me know that I had criticized a product with insufficient research. Thanks, all -- gotta stay humble. :D

    That said, I might have to pick one of these up. I know someone with a couple of drives that are sitting in a desk drawer -- might make a good b'day gift.
     
  14. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No problem. Didn't bother me. I had to hunt to find the FW800s myself. :)
     
  15. RJP31484 macrumors regular

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    HOLY FLIP!!! what a deal!! do you know how long I have to act on this?
     
  16. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    It has to be bought by the 9th. Tomorrow!
     
  17. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    DON'T GET THESE ENCLOSURES. They don't support LBA mode for large disks in Tiger on G5. Don't ask me why, specs say they do.
     
  18. liquidtrance123 macrumors member

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    Since that enclosure supports 2 discs, would it be possible to have OSX put those discs in RAID 1? so whenever i hooked up the enclosure it would mount 1x fault tolerant disc??
     

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