Advice about Firewire 800 2.5" Enclosures

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  1. POX, Nov 30, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010

    POX macrumors member

    POX

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    Hello, first of all sorry for my english.

    I´m thinking about exchange my Macbook Pro Hard-drive (seagate 500GB 7200.4) for the 500GB Momentus XT and put it in a firewire 800 enclosure.

    My budget is around 50€/60€ (EUROPE) and I´m asking if you guys have feedback from this enclosures:

    I´ve found two diferent brands for the same enclosure: Raidsonic and Onnto.
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    Price: 50€

    Another drive is the OEM G-drive mini version by Inxtron:
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    Price: 60€
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Nov 30, 2010
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    I have the Inxtron and it is quite good.

    http://www.inxtron.com/portable-hard-drive-enclosures/sk-2500-800plus

    The other two are not that optimal, as they only have one FW800 and one FW400 port, meaning you can not daisy chain two FW800 devices.

    The Inxtron does provide that and I had as first in a chain of six drives and as last and it did good.

    Though it having a FW400 port I tried to connect a FW400 device to it while it was connected via FW800 to my MBP and the HDD got ejected upon connecting the FW400 device. Seems that is not possible and one would need the appropriate cable (FW400 to FW800) to connect a FW400 device to the Inxtro.
     
  3. POX thread starter macrumors member

    POX

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    In my particular case I don´t see any good reason to have 2 firewire 800 ports, but anyway thanks for the advice.

    Another thing, the Inxtron enclosure firewire chipset is oxford and raidsonic is unknown. :)

    This is a photo of the Raidsonic enclosure chipset:
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    And a benchmark that i´ve found (FW800):
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