Which external hard drive enclosure to buy?

Helpme1234

macrumors newbie
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Apr 8, 2014
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Hey!

I recently received my new MacBook Pro Retina 13" from the Apple Store. In my old MacBook Pro I had an OWC SSD Mercury Extreme Pro 6G which I didn't knew what to do with until a friend told me that I could turn it into an external hard drive. I have been thinking about running Windows external from it. Does anybody have any good suggestions to which enclosure that would fit my needs the most? Thanks in advance! :)
 

chabig

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Sep 6, 2002
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All enclosures are essentially the same. Buy the one that most appeals to your sense of style.
 

paulCC

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Nov 2, 2012
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Hey!

I recently received my new MacBook Pro Retina 13" from the Apple Store. In my old MacBook Pro I had an OWC SSD Mercury Extreme Pro 6G which I didn't knew what to do with until a friend told me that I could turn it into an external hard drive. I have been thinking about running Windows external from it. Does anybody have any good suggestions to which enclosure that would fit my needs the most? Thanks in advance! :)
I cannot comment on the "running Windows from it" question. But one word of caution - selecting an USB3.0 enclosure is not enough for good performance. You need to choose one that supports "USB Attached SCSI Protocol", or UASP. Look it up, the performance differences with and without UASP is large.

I am getting probably this enclosure, when I travel to the US in few weeks:

http://www.amazon.com/Optimized-Inateck-Enclosure-Installation-Compatible/dp/B00FCLG65U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397027611&sr=8-1&keywords=inateck+uasp

Paul.