Reccomend an external enclosure

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    So I have upgraded my macbooks hd to the 250gig version. Now i would like to make my old hd an external


    any cases you reccomend? I would like it to be powered by a usb port and maybe an ac adapter if not usb. I dont want 2 usb ports to be taken up to power this drive though

    or if you know of a good firewire version that would be nice as well

    so any reccomendations? i would like it to be cheap like 30ish as once it gets high in price, i might as well get a bigger external drive

    thanks!
     
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  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i cant find one that only takes up one usb port

    ideally for power and data transfer. or have just one usb port but an ac adapter if more power needed.

    are there any cases like the passport ones (which power and transmit data over one usb port?)
     
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  7. allebone macrumors newbie

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    I would have to say...

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEFW912AL2/

    Bought two for our two home computers. Awesome if you have some good IDE drives or buy some for cheap. Enclosure is AWESOMELY made.

    You can also configure in any kind of RAID for multiple drives. We put two 250Gb in one and its Configured RAID 0 for Size, the other for RAID 1 for security on the more important backup stuff.

    Check it out, plus its only 87 bucks, add drives.
     
  8. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    that does look nice but it doesnt support a 2.5" sata drive :eek:
     
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  10. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    that does look nice. my only concern is once the enclosures hit the 80 mark, it almsot makes more snese to get a larger external for like about 100

    i would ideally like one that is no more than 30 bucks and doesnt take up 2 usb ports lol

    thanks for the help so far
     
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    dukebound85, I'm looking for something similar for my 200GB Hitachi 7200rpm, since I'm afraid that the next MacBook will not have an accessible hard drive, probably sealed like the MBA.

    Is the Azio from Newegg the only choice here from what I've read? :confused:
     
  13. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    No, there are hundreds out there, you just need to put a little effort in finding them.

    You need
    • 2.5"
    • SATA internal interface
    • pick your external interface
    • make sure it has a power adapter if you plan to use one port.
     

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