FW 800 Enclosure

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  1. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

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    Looking for your suggestions on a Firewire 800 Enclosure. I have a spare Seagate 320GB HD around and I'd like to put it to use.

    I've seen some of the ones by OWC for around $100, but I was looking for more around the $50 price range.
     
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  4. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    SATA
     
  5. errol macrumors 6502

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    OWC has a good one, just make sure it's the Oxford 924 chipset.
     
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    Getting a good fw800 enclosure for less than $80 probably isn't going to happen, as the firewire chipset tends to be pretty expensive, thereby making all fw800 enclosures a bit expensive. OWC is a good brand, as is ICYDOCK. If you want a cheaper route, think about an eSATA enclosure with an eSATA expresscard/PCI card.
     
  8. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks for the info, wasn't sure as I have never priced these out before.
     
  9. DJAKO thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't seem to find any on OWC now for Firewire 800 and a 3.5 SATA HD. Seems like the ones I was looking at before were IDE.

    Can you link me to one if you find it :)
     
  10. wallaby macrumors 6502

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    This is the enclosure I have, though mine has a 500GB SATA drive inside: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEFW924AL1K/

    It seems they've phased out the firewire 400/800 enclosure, although it was only $10 less than this one here.
     

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