FireWire 800 harddrive enclosure.. overkill?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cr2sh, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. cr2sh macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2002
    I have a Seagate Barracuda ATA IV 7200 80GB that I pulled from my cube and want to hook up externally to my 17" PB.. the question is, is FW800 overkill?

    The cost of the FW800 enclosure is ~$150, with the FW400 ~$80.. will I see a difference? Is my harddrive bandwidth faster than FW400 and so do I need FW800? It'll be used for music production.

    Honestly, I just answered my own question... but for other reaons. I'll need the single FW400 port for my motu828, so I have to get the FW800, but the question still might be of use to other readers. Now let's decide on an enclosure and a source. Anyone? Thanks!

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