Best external drive enclosure?

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  1. DouggieJ

    DouggieJ OT Supporter

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    Hey, I've got a bunch of IDE drives left over after I moved to the Mac Pro. I do have experience using external enclosures, but in my experience they all seem to be really shoddy and have less-than-stellar performance and availability.

    So I'm wondering if anyone here has had good experience with a quality external enclosure for an IDE disk with USB 2 and/or Firewire interface to the computer that they'd like to recommend...

    Thanks!

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  2. xenon supra

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    try newegg.com and read the reviews. always a safe bet.
     
  3. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I love my Vantec NexStar 3's. They are stackable, decent transfer rate, and they even shut the drives down when idle :cool: . Only downside is the price, they are pretty pricey. Although still cheaper than quite a few.
     
  4. skolen

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    I have an old FW interface one that I'm no longer going to need. It uses the IDE interface and it's a no-name one.

    $15 if you want it.
     
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