External 2.5 enclosure Firewire Drive?

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

  1. njean777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2009
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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

    Feb 18, 2008
    Poor college student?


    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

    Oct 17, 2009
    Thanks guys/gals just ordered the FW 400 enclosure. :eek:
  5. antmo macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008

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