enclosure + HD vs classic external HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Tex-Twil, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Hi,
    I would like to have a huge 1TB external storage. I have a UMBP so I would like to connect it via firewire 800 since I think it's the fastest connection.

    I was thinking about buying a desktop HD and a macally enclosure for it but now I'm not sure if I shouldn't get just a ready to use external HD.

    What do you think ?
     
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  3. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok, I will have a look in local shops to see what they have.

    I've just had a look at other brands and the prices are around $200:
    http://store.westerndigital.com/store/wdus/en_US/DisplayProductDetailsPage/productID.106590300

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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  5. mahen macrumors member

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    I recently build my external HD by purchasing a WD 1TB Green ($80 Amazon) and Macally FW/USB/eSATA enclosure ($35 eBay). The best thing is that it gives you flexibility to upgrade the drive with a larger size one. That being said I am not sure how the prices are in your region.
     
  6. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    I bought that same enclosure off of amazon for $31. Don't spend $100!
     
  7. snakesqzns macrumors regular

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    The $31 version lacks firewire.
     
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  10. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

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    Your right- it's $39 for the one with FireWire
     
  11. snakesqzns macrumors regular

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    The one with Firewire 800 that the OP linked is $80-90 on amazon. The $39 one is only Firewire 400.
     

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