enclosure for old MBP drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by smartalic34, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

    smartalic34

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    I'm going to be upgrading my 80GB internal for a 250GB, and want to use the old 80 as an every-once-in-a-while backup/clone to complement time machine (it'll be kept at home when I'm at college).

    can I get something like this?:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817146605

    do I just put the drive in and connect with a standard USB cable? is it that easy? any help would be great
     
  2. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Yep, it's that easy. Just be aware that I don't think you'll be able to create a boot drive from it. Also, while USB 2.0 is fairly fast for file backup, it doesn't have the sustained transfer rate that firewire has. But for general purpose backup, it's okay.
     
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  4. smartalic34 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    smartalic34

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    yea I use a firewire 400 connection for my time machine external - this will be once every few months when I'm home, just to update an at-home backup, so I dont mind the USB 2.0

    thanks!
     

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