Firewire/usb enclosure for sata drive wih looks

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Platform, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Platform macrumors 68030

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    I know that there are a few sata cases out there, but does there exist a good looking one :confused:

    All look like crap, does anyone know of a nice one :confused:

    Thanks
     
  2. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well since no one seems to know for the moment, can someone tell me how I get the data from my SATA drive in my PC to my iMac easily. :confused:

    Thanks....I was going to just get it in a FW case and then transfer it, but well..any help apriciated ;)
     
  3. drbrog macrumors member

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    I would check out Wiebetech.com. They make high quality cases and some may be cosmetically appealing as well.
     
  4. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, but they have one...great but 169 bucks :eek: :mad:

    Then I could buy a new lacie case with a 160GB drive in it:eek:
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    There are adapters like this one that will let you use a SATA drive in a more common IDE enclosure. You'll want to make sure that you get a roomy enclosure so that the board will fit. (Careful when buying these adapters, most are made to put parallel drives onto a SATA cable, just the opposite of what you want.)
     
  6. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks a lot....any more :confused:
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The only other board I know about is made by Startech, erm (click click) try googling for SATA2ATA133. If you want to do it without a bridge board, ugly enclosures seem to be the rule :/
     
  8. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Oh well then...if no other = thread finished :(
     
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  10. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have seen this nice..but two problems....Internaional shipping and FW :eek: :(

    Thanks anyway
     
  11. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    This one from Komplett isn't too ugly, ok it might not win any design awards, but still... ;)

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    Not sure about the red and green light on this one, but it's NOK100 cheaper than the one above...

    Cannot find any SATA enclosures with FireWire, though... :eek:
     
  12. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks....well guess I have to settle for USB then...:eek:

    Thanks anyway ;)
     
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  15. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I gather that the tough part is finding a supplier of this stuff who is somewhere vaguely near to Norway.
     
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  17. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    An ethernet cable between the PC and the Mac?
     

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