Enclosure Advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Matt Phoenix, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Matt Phoenix macrumors regular

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    A few months ago, I purchased this hard drive along with a USB enclosure to use as an external hard drive. By the way, this was back when my PC was my primary computer. Then, I got my iBook and now use this almost exclusively. Since I've had computer problems in the past with some of my PCs, I always try to back up my data from time to time. So, I looked into the ability to boot from an external hard drive, which I thought would be awesome. However, I soon found out that this ability is only possible using Firewire. Now, I'm looking into a good Firewire enclosure to put my hard drive into. Any recommendations?

    By the way, if possible, the most I would like to spend is $50. If you think that that is too little, then that's because I've been shopping Newegg for a while, replacing crappy PC parts that came with my Compaq desktop. But if you find one that happens to be a little bit more expensive, don't hesitate to post the link. I'm always willing to consider different options.
     
  2. adk macrumors 68000

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    I picked up a firewire enclosure from compusa for like $55. I've had it since xmas and it still works just great.
     
  3. Matt Phoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm liking Newer Technology's miniStack. All the pictures show it with the Mac Mini, but can it be used with any Mac?
     

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