building an external HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rbroady, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. rbroady macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I plan to build an external HD and looking for some suggestions,

    I would like an enclosure that looks similair to the mac pro enclosure. i know ive seen them before but cannot find them online.

    as far as ATA drives what are the most affordable/reliable

    does connecting SATA get expensive/difficult or would FW or USB2.0 be better?

    thanks for the help!
     
  2. JHacker macrumors 6502

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    Look at the Mercury AL drives from http://www.macsales.com

    I have a single and dual enclosure and they rock. Bought the single with a drive from them - put 2 drives from newegg into the dual enclosure. Piece of cake. The dual enclosure that's $119 has firewire 400/800/USB. As far as I've read - SATA and 800 are similar in speed so I would go with that enclosure.
     
  3. rbroady thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry one more thing, is it possible to take my HD out of my emac and throw into the enclosure?
     

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