Firewire Drive Enclosure

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by katz, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. katz macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone knows of any good Firewire 800 drive enclosures.
     
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  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I have a Rosewill (3.5") and two MacAllys (3.5" and 2.5") that have FW800.
     
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Look for something based on the Oxford 924 chipset.
     
  5. TheStork, Nov 15, 2010
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    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.
     
  6. TheStork, Nov 16, 2010
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    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!:D

    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.
     
  7. TheStork macrumors regular

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    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.
     
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