External 2.5 enclosure Firewire Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by njean777, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. njean777 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys im looking for an external enclosure that provides a firewire option for my macbook pro. The reason i am doing this is because my macbook will randomly eject my usb powered one for no reason. I have been reading that firewire does not have this problem. Im only looking for an enclosure as I replaced my stock 320gb hardrive with a 64gb ssd for my main drive. Preferably something in the 30$ range because im a poor college student :(. Anybody know of a good enclosure to go with?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    No Firewire 800, only Firewire 400 for maybe 40 USD. FW800 costs more, around 60€.
    www.macsales.com might be a good place to look, though the constant problem you have with that USB HDD might be a sign of a bad USB interface on the enclosure or your Mac or a very, very cheap enclosure, as even the 15€ ones I use don't do that.
     
  3. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    Poor college student?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-SATA-2-...C_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item5640afdec8

    I own this one.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MSTG800U2KS/

    Got it refurbed a few years back or so. Was 60$. The activity light (blue) has since died recently, although I believe it happened when I installed the last drive. It doesnt blink with activity anymore.

    Its a great enclosure though, plenty fast. You arent going to get a cheap 2.5" FW800 enclosure.
     
  4. njean777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys/gals just ordered the FW 400 enclosure. :eek:
     
  5. antmo macrumors member

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