Harddisk External Enclosure Kits

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  1. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    I am going to give my old HD a second life by using it as an external one. What are you guys experiences in this area? Any favorites? .... Looking between an OWC Mercury Enclosure and Macally. Opinions appreciated....
     
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    I like the MacAlly aluminium enclosures just fine.
     
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    Whatever one works and is a better buy for the money.
     
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    I think that bytecc cases are the best for the money
     
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    I'd get the cheapest thing I could find with an Oxford 911 chipset. When I bought one, it was from PC Microstore (I just found the site through dealmac.com), and I haven't had any problems with the enclosure I ended up getting (though it wasn't the cheapest)
     
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    Thats the same bytecc case that I bought. BTW, it is cheaper at newegg.com
     
  8. Hoef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that is pretty cost effective. I just realized that I might need an USB2 + FW in order to use it with my IBM thinkpad
     
  9. Hoef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys, that was great .... Newegg has zillions! I let you know what I do
     
  10. Hoef thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Carbon Copy for replication?

    Ok I got my Bytecc slimline aluminum firewire/USB2 enclosure from newegg. Works within 10 minutes!! .... Thanks for all the advice.

    Now, a program that replicates data to the external drive would be nice. Something that only copies changed files rather than drag-drop everything. Is this what carbon copy does?
     

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