Firewire enclosure for 2.5" HDD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by finalcut, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. finalcut macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone,

    I've just upgraded my old 320GB HDD with a 1TB HDD for my unibody MBP.
    Now can I just use my 320GB HDD and get a firewire enclosure to make an additionnal HDD backup?

    something like this

    would that fit?

    thank you
     
  2. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    yes that one will work but your unibody should be firewire 800 and this is a firewire 400 box. so you will need a 400 to 800 cable.
     
  3. finalcut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah just noticed with the part # it was only FW400.
    Will buy the other model for FW800 directly on the manufacturer's website

    thanks for the info
     
  4. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    I use one of these NewerTech Voyager These can hold 2.5 and 3.5" drives, include all the cables. Get one of these as a backup and you can use it for many different drives instead of a case for all externals - that lets it pay for itself
     
  5. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    practically any FireWire case should work. whether its meant for 2.5 or 3.5 drives. however i use the mini ones from here
     

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