External Hard Drive enclosures?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ZenNerd, May 20, 2005.

  1. ZenNerd macrumors member

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    I'm looking to get an external enclosure for 200gb hd I have and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on which brands/models play nicely with MACs and OSX? I'm looking to get one that has both Firewire and USB2 connections.

    Thanks
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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    Anything with an Oxford 911 chipset (or 922 if you're going FW800) are pretty much the best of the bunch.

    OWC has a bunch of good ones, you can also Froogle for more.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    definitely one of the Oxford chipsets as vinow mentioned, and newegg.com has some good ones and great prices too
     
  4. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    check out the drives from g-technology. i am not sure if they feature the oxford chipset, but i would assume they do.
     
  5. amartins02 macrumors newbie

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    I bought one from CompUSA. I paid a little much because I needed one in a hurry. It worked fine. Not sure what the chipset was.
     
  6. drison macrumors regular

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    I've got the macally external firewire400/usb2 and they work great. I think I paid around $45 each on newegg.
    -Dave
     
  7. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

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    melrosemac.com

    Got my external HD from melrosemac.com in Burbank, CA.
    It's 200 G and I got it for $200, and it's only has FW400 connection, good stuff. No problems...

    OWC sells the same external HD...

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