Building External Hd for MBP (ICY DOCK)

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

  1. ariesfeng macrumors member

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    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

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

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  4. ariesfeng thread starter macrumors member

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    will the performance better than iogema ultramax?

    Thanks!
     
  5. scott85213 macrumors member

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

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    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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