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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:37 pm    Post subject: Firewire or USB 2.0 Reply with quote

I considering and exteral hard drive and DVD writer, but most of the enclosures that I see around my price range are USB 2.0. I would like a firewire though. What do you guys recommend. Firewire or USB 2.0 enclosure?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FireWire! For one reason, it's bootable! If you needed to you could boot from the Firewire drive instead of the internal drive. The USB doesn't have that option.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
just wanted to say firewire option is way better
look on the post i put on the miniPAL

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2024

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:54 pm    Post subject: Or Reply with quote

Or just get one that does both.

Why bother to choose? Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no advantage to him getting a more expensive firewire enclosure for an external DVD writer, is there?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aristobrat wrote:
There's no advantage to him getting a more expensive firewire enclosure for an external DVD writer, is there?


Not sure about the speed difference between FireWire and USB 2.0 for DVD writing, but the OP asked about external hard drives as well. Here, I think a few extra dollars in expense is well invested to get an enclosure that's more adaptable.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem.

I'm assuming that he'd have to get two external enclosures (one for the drive, one for the DVD), so was wondering if he could save some money and get a USB one for DVD if the FireWire didn't offer any advantages.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't believe that iDVD and Disk Utility will recognise a USB 2.0 burner for burning DVDs! Those programs have been very choosy about external burners in the past and I don't think that it is much better now.

Here are a External Hard drive and optical drive enclosure. They would work well and the cost is fairly reasonable.
Optical $45 http://eshop.macsales.com/item/ADS%20Technologies%20Inc%2E/API800/

Hard drive $46 http://eshop.macsales.com/item/MacAlly/PHR100AF/

Not the best looking but they would get the job done!!!!
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