External Case Recommendation

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jaden Frost, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Jaden Frost macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2006
    Hi all. I'm looking to put an 80gb IDE HDD into an external case for use with my iBook and I need your input.

    I'm currently leaning towards an enclosure with both USB 2.0 and Firewire. Is there any real benefit to having both? Would I be better off just choosing one over the other?

    The enclosure I'm currently eyeballing is:Metal Gear Box II

    Does this look like a decent enclosure for the money? Can any of you suggest a better enclosure, either performance or looks wise, that is within the $25-$35 range?

    Thanks for the input.
  2. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
  3. Jaden Frost thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2006
    Thanks for the input! I just placed the order for the case you suggested (it's nice that it's fanless).

    Thanks for your time.
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i'm not sure if this is right, but i think powerpc macs (including your ibook) are not able to boot from external usb drives. so if possible, stick to firewire.

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