Icy Box Cases?

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  1. vicki2314 macrumors member

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  2. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    Google is you friend - first attempt and fourth hit..... and I live in the UK!!!

    http://www.lcsuk.com/acatalog/Raidsonic_Icybox_External_Enclosures.html

    I had an icy box when I had a PC - and if you're after an aluminium mesh sided model, make sure you get as quiet a hard drive as possible. The whine from the Western Digital HDD I had in it was nigh on unbearable....
     
  3. vicki2314 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the help, but that seller only ships to the UK and Ireland which is the problem I'm having!! i've even ebayed it and found nothing.
     
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    I'm fairly certain that most, if not all, of those "Icy Box" cases can be bought in the US under a variety of different brand names. For example, this one:

    http://www.nanopoint.co.uk/en/pages/products/external-cases_list.php?we_objectID=2574

    Appears to be the EXACT same piece of hardware as this, but with "Metal Gear Box" printed on the top instead of "Icy Box":

    http://www.egoodz.com/product.asp?pf_id=3500SAPBLK&dept_id=

    Similarly these two appear identical with different branding:
    http://www.nanopoint.co.uk/en/pages/products/external-cases_list.php?we_objectID=2571
    http://www.egoodz.com/product.asp?pf_id=3500SGCSILMX160P0&dept_id=

    Basically, unless you're attached to something specific about this Icy Box line (either you like the logo, or they put better electronics into a generic case, though I doubt that), you can find the same case with various different brand logos on them from lots of different US sellers. Keep an eye on DealMac and you'll see them roll past occasionally, or just poke around on the egoodz.com site I linked--I have no idea if they're a reliable store or not, but they have a massive number of variations on those cases--color combos, interfaces, and drive bundles.
     
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    thank you so much!! those drives definately look exactly alike and they seem to have the same specs, too!
     
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