External enclosure advice

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by galstaph, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    Hi all,
    My peecee recently decided to commit hara-kiri so I was thinking of externalizing its dvd burner (and eventually HD) for usage on my iBook. Looking around at enclosures I am unsure if usb2.0 or firewire is the way to go. I know my iBook only has firewire400 so is there any benefit to getting a firewire only or firewire/usb2.0 combo interfaced enclosure, or simply go for the cheaper usb2.0 one?:confused:
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040



    Usb 2.0 and firewire case will be more useful to you if you ever use the dvd burner/hard drive on the pc again .. Since Firewire ports on Pcs are slim .. Firewire has higher sustained rate than USB 2.0 even on paper its the reverse.. if both items will be on Macs only then go for firewire case

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