External enclosure for old Macbook HD plz

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  1. jonomo macrumors regular

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    Hello Ya'll...

    I got a 60 giger in my Macbook and I'm upgrading to 120gig...

    I want to get an external enclosure for my old 60 gig drive... Can anyone recommend one? It would have to be a Serial ATA.. and firewire...

    Does it have to be firewire in order to be a bootable drive???

    Please help!!

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Wiebetech Toughtech Mini:

    http://www.wiebetech.com/products/toughtech_mini.php

    Expensive but looks to be very high quality. Hard to find as well which is a shame.

    I'm surprised there aren't more of these about tbh given the demand that will be there from macbook owners.
     
  3. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    I know firewire is bootable but I'm not sure about USB? :confused:
     
  4. Butters macrumors 6502

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  5. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    Not going to work - it's an IDE/PATA enclosure.
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

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    I'll see if I can hunt down the one I got, though it's really basic. USB is bootable though, I did it with my drive that I removed.

    jW
     
  7. Butters macrumors 6502

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    Ah, looks like I'll be returning that then. Might as well put the drive on ebay too and just buy a new (bigger) external drive
     
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