Enclosure for Macbook HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by shoaib, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. shoaib macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys and Girls

    I put a new 120GB HD in my Macbook so now I have the 60GB HD that came in the Macbook free!!

    Can anyone give me advice or reccomend an enclosure to put the 60GB HD in?

    I bought this one from DABS but it didnt fit. The connections on the enclosure and the 60GB HD were not the same!!!

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.asp...&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All&NavigationKey=0

    Any help would be great!!

    Shoaib
     
  2. ibidiem macrumors member

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    I did some looking around, decided on this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Macally-Firew...043358/ref=sr_1_2/002-3662868-5504802?ie=UTF8

    I'm getting it today, so I can only say that it got good reviews, has firewire AND USB so you can target disk mode from it.

    And by the way, I did the same thing, swapped out the original 60 for a 120 -- then my superdrive busted, and I had to put the original back in so I wouldn't loose it to applecare.

    Otherwise, I would have sold the 60g.
     
  3. shoaib thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah ok thanks for that! Im not sure that enclosure is avalible in the UK!

    Can you reply with your experiance of it?

    Many Thanks

    Shoaib
     
  4. mrcymru macrumors newbie

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    Anyone any ideas why Shoaib's didn't work?

    Thanks
     
  5. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    if you're planning on using this with a MB HD, then it won't work. It's not for SATA drives.
     
  6. mrcymru macrumors newbie

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    Shoaib just spotted that and pointed it out to me.. thanks for the advice :)

    Any idea what type of HD is in an iMac G5? And 3.5", I'm guessing? Although could quite easily be 2.5"..
     
  7. ibidiem macrumors member

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    :confused:

    wish I knew that a week ago.

    hope these guys don't charge a restocking fee.

    guess I'm in the market for an enclosure, too.

    any suggestions?
     
  8. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    You can get some from OWC (macsales.com), but the notebook SATA enclosures are still pretty pricey. For instance, this one.
     
  9. JAT macrumors 603

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    There are cheaper ones if you can forego Firewire. Do a search for "sata 2.5 enclosure" or similar. But dropping to USB for a sata drive would be curious.
     

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