Enclosure for Macbook HD

shoaib

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Jun 24, 2006
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ibidiem

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Aug 27, 2005
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Portland, OR
I did some looking around, decided on this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Macally-Firewire-Storage-Enclosure-PHR-250CC/dp/B0000B3ALD/sr=8-2/qid=1157043358/ref=sr_1_2/002-3662868-5504802?ie=UTF8

I'm getting it today, so I can only say that it got good reviews, has firewire AND USB so you can target disk mode from it.

And by the way, I did the same thing, swapped out the original 60 for a 120 -- then my superdrive busted, and I had to put the original back in so I wouldn't loose it to applecare.

Otherwise, I would have sold the 60g.
 

shoaib

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Jun 24, 2006
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South Wales, UK
Ah ok thanks for that! Im not sure that enclosure is avalible in the UK!

Can you reply with your experiance of it?

Many Thanks

Shoaib
 

xfiftyfour

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Apr 14, 2006
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ibidiem said:
I did some looking around, decided on this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Macally-Firewire-Storage-Enclosure-PHR-250CC/dp/B0000B3ALD/sr=8-2/qid=1157043358/ref=sr_1_2/002-3662868-5504802?ie=UTF8

I'm getting it today, so I can only say that it got good reviews, has firewire AND USB so you can target disk mode from it.

And by the way, I did the same thing, swapped out the original 60 for a 120 -- then my superdrive busted, and I had to put the original back in so I wouldn't loose it to applecare.

Otherwise, I would have sold the 60g.
if you're planning on using this with a MB HD, then it won't work. It's not for SATA drives.
 

mrcymru

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Jun 8, 2006
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xfiftyfour said:
if you're planning on using this with a MB HD, then it won't work. It's not for SATA drives.
Shoaib just spotted that and pointed it out to me.. thanks for the advice :)

Any idea what type of HD is in an iMac G5? And 3.5", I'm guessing? Although could quite easily be 2.5"..
 

ibidiem

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Aug 27, 2005
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Portland, OR
:confused:

wish I knew that a week ago.

hope these guys don't charge a restocking fee.

guess I'm in the market for an enclosure, too.

any suggestions?
 

xfiftyfour

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Apr 14, 2006
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ibidiem said:
:confused:

wish I knew that a week ago.

hope these guys don't charge a restocking fee.

guess I'm in the market for an enclosure, too.

any suggestions?
You can get some from OWC (macsales.com), but the notebook SATA enclosures are still pretty pricey. For instance, this one.
 

JAT

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Dec 31, 2001
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There are cheaper ones if you can forego Firewire. Do a search for "sata 2.5 enclosure" or similar. But dropping to USB for a sata drive would be curious.