Should I upgrade my External enclosure? SATA IDE Questions...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SamIchi, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    So I bought my external enclosure a few years back and it's internal is IDE/ATA, I didn't read about this stuff when I bought it, I thought they were all the same. I currently have a 320GB HD in there and was thinkin of upgrading, and realized there was only one ATA drive on Newegg that has a capacity of 750GB.

    So should I just try to sell me External? and either get a new external with a SATA interface? This is just for backing up stuff. I was also thinking about TC.

    What do you guys think?
  2. Leareth macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2004
    SATA drives are so cheap these days and the external cases too.

    I picked up a 500GB drive and vantec case for $105CDN yesterday.
    Buy new one, keep old one.
    not high resale value unless you have one of those tricked out $100 cases.
  3. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    I got one of those rosewill enclosure that look like a mini Mac Pro. I like it but I think I want a SATA interface, I might just get another Rosewill enclosure.

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