replacement hard drive advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dbowlin17, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. dbowlin17 macrumors member

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    I am looking at getting an external HD for my powerbook. Is it possible/logical to buy a 2.5 sata and then a firewire external thing to put it in? for like 70-75?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yes, you can build your own
    Prices will vary, and Firewire enclosures will be more expensive than USB 2

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  3. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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  5. dbowlin17 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks. the person who posted the newegg link, is there any reason to go to the more expensive ones? I really appreciate this.
     
  6. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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    Oops .. I guess it's been too long since I looked :eek:, but why go this route if you can get the Seagate Go 320 gb with usb 2.0 & FW 400/800 for $85? FWIW, I would stay away from the Bytecc, I'm pretty sure it requires power from a usb host or external adapter even when using the FW interface.
     
  7. dbowlin17 thread starter macrumors member

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    I know the acomdata one uses usb power source... I have 2 usb ports, so other than battery draw, which my battery is so pointless already, what other disadvantages does it pose? also i would go spend 70ish for building my own as opposed to the 85, and i don't even need 80 gb.
     

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