External Harddrive Enclosure & Harddrive Suggestion (Firewire800 & USB)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mfInc, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. mfInc macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I am looking for a harddrive enclosure which supports both Firewire800 and Usb2.0 (to use on mac and others).

    Also I am looking to get the most out of a fast harddrive (maybe a SATA II harddrive and an enclosure that supports SATA II?).

    I am also looking at 320gb plus - 400 gb for the external harddrive.

    Any suggestions would be great!
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    A combo enclosure that supports SATA drives will be expensive.
    Keep in mind that the difference between ATA (100 or 133 MBs) and SATA 1 (150 MBs) or SATA2 (300 MBs) will be largely immaterial when they are trapped behind a Firewire 800 (78 MBs) or USB2 (48 MBs but really much slower) interface.
    (All figures are approximate)

    Macally has a nice IDE - FW800/USB combo enclosure.
     
  3. mfInc thread starter macrumors member

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    I am checked some of the enclosures at Macally, can't seem to find any Firewire800.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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  5. GraceMolloy macrumors regular

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    I just got the Wiebetech ToughTech XT ($120).

    They come in ATA and sATA models. Haven't gotten to use it yet, but Patrick Norton recommended the brand on DL.TV, so I took the bait.
     

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