External HD enclosure help?

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  1. X-Istence

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    Hey guys,

    I need an external HD enclosure for my 320 GB SATA drive I recently bought. It has to have an external interface of FireWire. I don't really care what it looks like, but something sleek would be nice.

    So far I found one on NewEgg.com, however that supposedly does not support drives over 127 GB over FireWire?

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    They don't have a FireWire external interface. They are USB 2.0 external interfaces.
     
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    That is indeed one that would work. Bit on the pricey side :(. Will have to keep my eyes peeled.
     
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    X i think that is what you are looking for, i'm assuming as they are so hard to find that they are a rather new and so pricey product..... i'll also look some more.

    EDIT, ok i've look everywhere, and that is the cheapest there is. they are usually about $100

    You know usb 2.0 is about as fast as firewire you know, have you thought of that?
     
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    It seems that companies of external drive enclosures don't want to support FireWire anymore, while that is the only fast bus I have on my laptop, USB1 is too slow.

    Maybe I have made a mistake by purchasing a SATA 320 GB disk ?
     
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    have you ever bought from them? How fast were they? If you had to return anything, how were they with returns?

    There are so far only a few companies I trust with my money because they have made a good name for themselves. Newegg, Amazon, Apple, and Thinkgeek.
     
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    I have not bought from them, 'twas just the cheapest result I found on a quick Google search :p

    that being said, back to the Coolmax - very high durability, I love the ability to swap between different interfaces - SATA/IDE/USB2.0 and Firewire.

    You get what you pay for, and that enclosure is top notch :cool:

    -edit-

    I may also have a fetish for black hardware :eek:
     
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    Yes, I have. My laptop, an iBook only supports USB1 (two ports) or FireWire (400, not 800). So I would like to go for the faster FireWire than the slow 12 Mb/s of USB1.
     
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    Probably will go for the Coolmax anyways. Since it absolutely looks cool in Black.

    Anyways, the link you gave me was not SATA so ewiz is gone :D.
     
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    Looks the same to me, I can veryify when I get home, maybe

    Seriously, I think you'll be happy. Definitely the best enclosure I have ever had for that price range. You'd have to go $100+ to get something with comparable features for the value of the case material IMO.
     
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    yes it seems to be, good deal.
     
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    just as i said, i couldn't find anything else that supposes sata and firewire for less than $100
     
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    yeah, it is the same one, and at least it seems so looking at the specs. Bought it!
     
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    Just a quick update, got it all set up, plugged it into my Mac, formatted it and am now a happy camper with a 300 GB external HD, with the ability to upgrade at a later time.

    Only thing I dislike, is the the front cover is not attached to the top metal, which leaves a gap. Going to change the front out with a wooden one when I get the chance.
     
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    Mine is all connected nicely, gimmie a picture of what you mean?
     
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    Here you go.

    See the plastic is not neatly attached to the metal.
     

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