Which external enclosure?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sonofslim, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

    sonofslim

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    I had to pull the HD out of an older pre-Intel G5 iMac. Can anyone point me to an external enclosure that'll work with the drive? I'm lost with all this SATA/SATA2/eSATA stuff.

    Thanks!
     
  2. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in pretty much the same situation. Does anyone know of a good value SATA-FW800 enclosure that I can get in the UK?

    David
     
  3. BwanaZulia macrumors regular

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    Well, since I just ordered it:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEFW924AL1K/

    I had to pull my 250GB drive from my old PowerMac G5 2.3Ghz (all the data) and I wanted something to work with my older TiG4 (Firewire 400) as well as the new iMac 24" set to arrive on Wednesday (FW 800).

    A little pricey, but this thing will last till the end of days and I can keep throwing new HDs into it.

    BZ
     
  4. eyemacg5 macrumors 6502

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  5. sonofslim thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sonofslim

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    that ebay listing appears to be an IDE controller; the macsales one is (i think) compatible with the newer SATA drives being used in the imacs, but i'd like confirmation before i order.

    anyone know for sure?
     

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