Which external enclosure?

sonofslim

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I had to pull the HD out of an older pre-Intel G5 iMac. Can anyone point me to an external enclosure that'll work with the drive? I'm lost with all this SATA/SATA2/eSATA stuff.

Thanks!
 

orangezorki

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Aug 30, 2006
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I'm in pretty much the same situation. Does anyone know of a good value SATA-FW800 enclosure that I can get in the UK?

David
 

eyemacg5

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Sep 14, 2006
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i just ordered this for a friend, i'm sure i will have a play with it "just to make sure it works" before i give it him :)

£10 off ebay uk..

just bid £0.99 and the postage is £8.99 I'm sure thats just to avoid ebay fees :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-5-HDD-EXTERNAL-HARD-DRIVE-CASE-ENCLOSURE-USB-2-0-UK_W0QQitemZ130027375890QQihZ003QQcategoryZ16178QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

And a US Version

http://cgi.ebay.com/Slim-3-5-USB-2-0-External-IDE-Hard-Drive-Enclosure-Box_W0QQitemZ180029770341QQihZ008QQcategoryZ41911QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item180029770341


-jake


EDIT: Uhh i dont know about sata pata ide w/e
 

sonofslim

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that ebay listing appears to be an IDE controller; the macsales one is (i think) compatible with the newer SATA drives being used in the imacs, but i'd like confirmation before i order.

anyone know for sure?