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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by katz, Nov 12, 2010.
I was wondering if anyone knows of any good Firewire 800 drive enclosures.
For 3.5" or 2.5" S-ATA HDDs or for 3.5" or 2.5" P-ATA (IDE) HDDs?
www.macsales.com and www.newegg.com might have some enclosures to your liking.
I have a Rosewill (3.5") and two MacAllys (3.5" and 2.5") that have FW800.
Look for something based on the Oxford 924 chipset.
Recommend Other World Computing (OWC) Cases
I tend to wind up buying OWC's enclosures after the checking at Newegg and eBay.
My last cases have been OWC's Mercury AL Pro's with SATA internal I/F and eSATA, USB 2, FW400 and FW800. My newer MBPs & Mini HTPC have FW800.
Check out these two links at OWC for specials.
OWC Garage Sale
OWC Tips & Deals
For my eSata drives on my modified Apple TVs (1G), I purchased two empty Fantom cases which the seller had removed the HD. These cases have internal SATA and external eSATA & USB 2.
Newegg Sale on External Case w/all Ext I/Fs
DealMac has listed a great Newegg sale today (Tuesday, 16 Nov); sale good to Sunday, 21 Nov. Up to 20% on Roswill external enclosures with coupon "BTEZZZS22".
I almost bought this eSata/FW400/FW800/USB2 case for $44 w/freeshipping!
This is 1/2 the price of other mfgr's cases with the same external I/Fs and it has the Oxford OX934-DSB chipset.
Unfortunately, it has several drawbacks as noted in the feedback. However, I still may get it - got until Monday to bite the bullet.
OWC Garage Sale
Timing is everything. OWC is having a "Garage Sale" including their good external enclosures. I just posted this link on another similar thread.
For a 2.5", this one looks like the best out there