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Best firewire enclosure for 2,5" IDE disk?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi

I've replaced my PB harddisk, which leaves me with a 10GB 2,5" disk. I figured I could buy a casing for it and use as an extra harddisk. What is the best way to do this?
(Naturraly I would like it to be quite small)
post #2 of 7
Sorry i cant awnswer your question, but i want to replace my PB hard drive too. I was wondering what did your get, how much $, and were did you buy from. I was thinking of getting a firewire drive, but its to much of a pain in the ass to lug around if i needed to.

Also I second your question to anyone else, cuz I'll prob do the same thing with my old drive
post #3 of 7
Try <a href="http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=3420&Item=CASEKITFW2.5911" target="_blank">this</a> one from OWC. It has the famous Oxford 911 chipset to increase transfer speeds.

[quote]<strong>OWC Mercury On-The-Go FireWire Portable W/ Oxford 911 Chipset

The OWC Mercury On-The-Go FireWire Portable packs quite a punch into a 3"Wx5.5"Lx1"H 14 ounce package! The On-The-Go External FireWire Case kit is ready to accept your own 2.5" IDE Hard Drive! Why not upgrade your PowerBook's internal drive and put your old drive in an external case? This solution will give you an excellent transportable storage device, or a backup option that you may have not had!</strong><hr></blockquote>
post #4 of 7
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[quote]Originally posted by Ti Fighter:
<strong>Sorry i cant awnswer your question, but i want to replace my PB hard drive too. I was wondering what did your get, how much $, and were did you buy from. I was thinking of getting a firewire drive, but its to much of a pain in the ass to lug around if i needed to.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I bougth it from the retailer who sold me the PB (a place called OfficeLine here in skandinavia, dunno if it exits in US), it was a 30Gb IBM Travelstar 30GN, I paid roughly $275 incl. taxes. However if you have the money go for the 48GH or the new 60GB something, because they both have 5400rpm.

About the casing I found something called <a href="http://www.miglia.com" target="_blank">miglia</a> minibank in one of the other threads, I just emailed to get the price but it should be aruond $100, like the one corvette found at OWC. I also found a thing from <a href="http://store.powerbook1.com/mcetranprofi.html" target="_blank">MCE</a>, with both USB and firewire, at $140. So I guess all we have to do is compare and choose. However I'm still interested in further suggestions.
P.S. haven't tried the URL thing before, hope it works... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

EDIT: I noticed that miglia doesn't write anything about minibank, but it is shown in the picture, and the guy I emailed seemed to know it..

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post #5 of 7
<a href="http://www.transintl.com" target="_blank">www.transintl.com</a>

bought my 911 oxford chip IBM drive from them, nice cases.
post #6 of 7
I think these are pretty sweet

<a href="http://www.themacsmith.com/minidrive.html" target="_blank">Firewire Mini Hardrive</a>
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi

I've made up my mind and figured I would post my findings if anyone is interested...
I'm going to buy the <a href="http://www.mcetech.com/transport.html" target="_blank">MCE</a>.
It features the same as the other four mentioned in this post + it has USB and is the ligthest.
Well I'm off to check prices (unfortunately the casing isn't sold in Denmark)....
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