External HD Case

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JurgenWigg, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. JurgenWigg macrumors 6502

    JurgenWigg

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    Hey guys, i'm getting a stock 2 ghz macbook and upgrading the RAM and the hard drive from there, but i want to keep the stock hd to use as an external backup kind of a deal, or just something to store media on.

    What kind of external hd case would you guys recommend? I've been looking around and getting pretty confused - some only support IDE drives, and SATA cases are harder to find?

    What kind of interface recommended, FW/USB2?

    Does USB power things like FW?
     
  2. JurgenWigg thread starter macrumors 6502

    JurgenWigg

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  3. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

    Philberttheduck

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    its just a common thing to ask that's why people don't wanna bother writing "use search". but to help u out, link pricegrabber can give u 2.5 inch enclosures. if you wanna keep it "mac-ish" go for the macally. only problem is it is USB and not firewire.

    i suggest firewire (there is a difference and it's faster than usb2). i usually look on ebay.
     
  4. JurgenWigg thread starter macrumors 6502

    JurgenWigg

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    I realize that a simple google search yields thousands of results, but most 2.5" drives seem to be IDE, and aren't macbook drives SATA? Does this matter at all?

    That's what i'm confused on...
     

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