Building External Hd for MBP (ICY DOCK)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ariesfeng, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. ariesfeng macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2008
    I was considering to get a IOMEGA Ultramax 500GB (firewire)for my MBP.

    However, my friend told me that for the same amount of money, I can get a better external HD with higher quality if i build it myself. Is this right? He said that most ready-to-go external HD's enclosures are low quality.

    Have anyone heard Icy Dock? How's the quality?

    Thanks a lot
  2. pinktank macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2005
    I've used an 3.5 sata ICydock and was the best build enclosure I've seen
  3. lermal macrumors regular


    Aug 7, 2007
    Washington DC
  4. ariesfeng thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2008
    will the performance better than iogema ultramax?

  5. scott85213 macrumors member

    May 19, 2007
    I think you'll be disappointed with USB, you should try getting a usb/firewire combo.
  6. mchank macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2006
    I have two Icydock enclosures and they are great: extremely high quality and will even spin down when idle on usb, which some other enclosures won't do.

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