Recommend me a Firewire 800 3.5" fanless aluminum drive(s) enclosure

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by geoffreak, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. geoffreak macrumors 68020

    geoffreak

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    Anyone know of a Firewire 800 3.5" drive enclosure that is aluminum and fanless that features a Firewire 800 port? I don't want to pay more than $40.

    Also, I'm on the lookout for a device which could hold 2+ drives in JBOD format (allow access to each drive). This also needs to be Firewire 800. I have no exact budget for this.
     
  2. xlii macrumors 68000

    xlii

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    It's going to be tough to find one for < $40.
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    The best thing I can think of, is try eBay.

    Unfortunately, I still think it's going to be hard to find FW800 for $40USD, let alone aluminum. Fanless actually saves money, and a fan is useless on a single drive enclosure anyway. USB2.0, or even eSATA, is another story. But for the latter, you'd need an eSATA card (preferable to a bracket off the ODD_SATA ports; no Hot Swap this way, if even available).
     
  4. solitarycheese macrumors newbie

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    I don't know why these are so expensive. USB 2.0 enclosures can be had for $10...hell, I got one for free when I bought a 1TB external drive (the whole package was $100). Paying $40 just for an enclosure sucks.
     

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