External Hard Drive Enclosure 3.5" with Firewire

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  1. Skilz34 macrumors member

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    oh word
     
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    I've had good luck with Mercury enclosures from Other World Computing:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/enclosure-kits/
     
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    I got this one for a 3.5" drive I salvaged from a dead iMac.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEFW911PLUS/

    In retrospect, it probably would have been smarter to get the firewire + USB 2.0 version (MEFW911UPL), but, hey - that was $5 more.

    Whatever you get, make sure it has an Oxford chipset. Some of the cheaper enclosures you can find have Brand X chipsets, which seem to be a source of problems.
     
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    haha @ the $5 comment. Yeah, I was wondering if all the oxford chipsets were good (911, 922, and another one?) which I'm assuming they are. I may go for the FW 800 because I know I would love to take advantage of that one day when I have FW 800. Hey, you've been a great help, I appreciate it.
     

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