Firewire / USB 2.0 Drive Enclosures

Discussion in 'Computers' started by gregstaten, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. gregstaten

    gregstaten Supporting Actor

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    I just ordered a new computer and have some small (60GB, 80GB) IDE drives in my old PC that I'd love to use as external backup drives. I know there are a lot of Firewire and/or USB 2.0 enclosures out there and was hoping you guys would have some suggestions for enclosures you've used and liked.

    Is there anything enclosure-wise I should avoid and/or look for?

    Thanks!

    -greg
     
  2. Chris Rosene

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    My limited research/knowledge of the subject indicates to look for one with the "oxford" chipset. This is supposedly the best chipset and is easily upgradeable. I think after that, they are all the same.

    I have an enclosure built into my HT wall - connected to my HTPC via firewire and it works great. Keeps the HTPC out of the room, so I don't have to worry about noise and looks.
     
  3. David Lawson

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    The Oxford 911 chipset is recommended for FireWire cases, yes. I just ordered one for a pulled CD-RW drive from UpgradeZones; they have open-box CenDyne enclosures (FireWire and USB 2.0) for $27 + shipping right now.
     

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