Can anybody recommend a 2.5 external HD enclsoure?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by steffi, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2003
    so I have one of OWC's Mercury on the Go enclosures from a long time ago and it's only FW 400 ... and I think I can use the drive that's in it as an external drive for Time Machine etc for the MacBook Air.

    Just need a good reliable Prolific based USB 2.0 external enclosure. I don't think the $10 ones you see on Ebay are considered to me very good controller wise.

    These days I consider the "On the Go" design to be too big.
  2. JasonBourne9 macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    What is the capacity of your drive? If it isn't huge, you might consider the WD Passport drive as a whole replacement. I just picked up a 320GB for $166 and it is small, sleek, light and very easily bus powered. Makes a nice addition to the MBA.

    Otherwise, I'm not sure what enclosure to recommend. Like you, my first instinct would have been to go to OWC.
  3. sirozha macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2008
    I love Vantec Nexstar 3 enclosures -- beatufully made and working great! I have not tried that with a Mac, but they work perfectly with a Windows laptop and my Infrant NAS appliance. The specs say that these enclosures work with Max OS 8.6 and above.

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