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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by farqueue, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    Hi all, i have an existing macbook 60gb hardrive and i want to use it as a portable hd.

    Looking for external cases that have USB2.0 support.

    Firewire is also preferable but not necessary.:D
     
  2. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    What size is the drive? 2.5¨? Lots of places should sell caddies for drives that size. I'm in the UK, so I wouldn't know where you'd look (Newegg?)
     
  3. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    This is a listing of all 2.5" SATA external enclosures at Newegg.

    Take your pick.
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  5. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Wait! did you change it when I was replying? When I first clicked it showed IDE and SATA and you had a comment saying something like "You'll want a SATA enclosure"
     
  7. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's probably it. The difference in our two post's "post time" made me think otherwise.

    Well at least the OP got plenty of links to chose from :)
     
  8. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    thanks for all the links but its rater expeniseve.

    on ebay its around 15-20 dollars shipped..:confused:
     
  9. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing compared to what I would have to pay for one of those here in Denmark. At least twice the cost.

    Try googling the individual case names to find a lower price or go with ebay.
     
  10. roland.g macrumors 603

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    make sure the one on ebay takes a SATA drive and not a ATA/IDE drive. Also make sure it comes with a power cord if the case requires one.
     
  11. balamw Moderator

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    Also make sure it's for 2.5" and not 3.5" the 3.5" enclosures are generally much cheaper.

    If you're not going to use it much, you might also want to consider a USB to SATA adapter without an enclosure...

    e.g. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812119018

    B
     
  12. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Don't go just by price. Portable devices take abuse. They get knocked and dropped. The best enclosures will be made of thick aluminum have a built-in heat sink and have the option to be powered from the USB or FW bus. These might cost $50 while a cheap plastic box might be $19.95. Buy which ever you need
     

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