IcyDock vs Fantom G-drive vs Mercury Al-Pro drive enclosures

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by srexy, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. srexy macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
    Short-listing these 3 external drives/enclosures for my Mac Mini HTPC storage
    Fantom G-drive Green 1tb
    OWC's Mercury Al-Elite 1tb drive
    Icy Dock 1394 enclosure + a WD 1tb Caviar Green (drive not linked - we all know what it is...)

    My desired criteria:

    must run relatively cool - it will be in a badly ventilated cupboard that can reach 100ºf at times.
    Not too noisy is a plus, as is low energy consumption.

    If one of these drives is capable of idling down when not in use then that would be a huge bonus.

    What does the MR crew think of these 3 choices? Your comments welcome.
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I would go with the OWC. Def. not the IcyDock.
  4. srexy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
    That's what I've been leaning towards - I have an Elite Pro dual enclosure that apart from 2 burned out PS's I'm pretty happy with. The Al-Elite seems pretty straightforward.

    I may just buy the enclosure and sub in the WD Caviar Green...

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