External Case Recommendation

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jaden Frost, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Jaden Frost macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. I'm looking to put an 80gb IDE HDD into an external case for use with my iBook and I need your input.

    I'm currently leaning towards an enclosure with both USB 2.0 and Firewire. Is there any real benefit to having both? Would I be better off just choosing one over the other?

    The enclosure I'm currently eyeballing is:Metal Gear Box II

    Does this look like a decent enclosure for the money? Can any of you suggest a better enclosure, either performance or looks wise, that is within the $25-$35 range?

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. crazycat macrumors 65816

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  3. Jaden Frost thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the input! I just placed the order for the case you suggested (it's nice that it's fanless).

    Thanks for your time.
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i'm not sure if this is right, but i think powerpc macs (including your ibook) are not able to boot from external usb drives. so if possible, stick to firewire.
     

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