external firewire case

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jelloshotsrule, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    ok, so i have a hard drive from my old g4 that i want to use with my g5... where is a good place to look for external cases (firewire 400 probably is good enough, but 800 could be ok if the price is right...)? what is there to look out for? etc

    thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. jelloshotsrule thread starter macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    i have a bad experience with orange micro.. hah

    but i also should've been more clear... i understand what i'm looking for... ie, a drive like the one you pointed out

    what i'm curious about is recommendations and experiences people have had... and also good places to get them for relatively cheap

    for instance, this one:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=5350&Item=OWCMEFWATA6

    80 bucks seems ok to me. but i'm sure there are cheaper... then again, i don't want to get something that will short out on me... hah
     
  3. Souljas macrumors regular

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    has anyone or does anyone know if it is possible to buy a external FW400 HD, and then take out the exising hard drive and replace it with a bigger one?
     
  4. jelloshotsrule thread starter macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    i don't see why not... why would you do that though?
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Granite Digital


    These guys are top notch. They've been a favorite in editing circles for years and their customer service is great. I bought an enclosure from them and it arrived DOA. They overnighted me a replacement at no charge. That was 8 or 10 months ago and everything has been great. I wouldn't definetly buy from them again (even if the website is kinda dated looking).


    Lethal
     
  6. cpjakes macrumors 6502

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    I'll second that about Granite Digital. I've got one of their FireVue hot swap cases. It's nice because it makes things pretty portable, and you can add drives to it without paying for the whole case. They're a little more expensive, but if you think you'll need to keep expanding your storage, it's great.

    cpjakes
     

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