Help me choose an external HD enclosure please

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by prostuff1, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    I have been doing some research and found a few HD enclosures that will work for what i am doing. I have 2 160GB internal HD's that i want to put in enclosures.

    So what i need from you guys/gals is suggestions on which enclosure you like the best.

    So here are the contenders:

    First is the MASSCOOL FI310

    Second is the AMC HD2-U2FW

    Third is the SanMax HD-338-CB ABS 94V0

    And fourth is the A-Power

    Ok now for the reasons i came to these enclosures. The first one i like because it got pretty good reviews, looked nice (not going for somthing fancy), and it does not have the brand name on it from what i can see (not a huge deal but i think it makes the enclosure look better). The second i like because it is small and compact, got good reviews, and again, is pretty simple. The third i like because of the front power switch, looks decent, and the reviews were good (one was from a mac person so i know this one works with mac). The fourth i like because it looks half way decent and has what i am looking for...but i am not really sure of any reviews on this one.

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  2. Bastich macrumors regular

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    If you're planning on running two of these, you may want to skip the one with only one Firewire port. Then you can daisy-chain and save a port on your machine. Other than that, just make sure you've got an Oxford chipset under the hood.

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  3. prostuff1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK i have narrowed it down to the Masscool and the AMC.

    Does anyone have any experience usuing any of these. I cant find any info on what chipset they use. Might be looking in the wrong place.

    Any input would be appreciated.
     

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