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First Look: Macpower M9-Mini Pod [Updated]
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

idave wrote:
I think anything over $79.99 is going to be pushing it. JHMO


I could see $99.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ninjamini wrote:
idave wrote:
I think anything over $79.99 is going to be pushing it. JHMO


I could see $99.


You mean $99.99 Very Happy

Are you going to buy one?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what about this beautiful product ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And what about this beautiful product ?



To be honest I'm not as crazy about the looks of it compared to the M9. Plus we'd have to pay international shipping here in the United States. Do you know if they have a distributor in the United States?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Realistic prices... Reply with quote

ninjamini wrote:
I'd say $130-150. Put it in perspective:

USB hub $30
FW hub $60
HD enclosure $60
Total: 150

cool factor: Priceless
SIIG 4USB+2FW hub: $39.99 (Frys, and that's 2 usable ports)
Metalgear FW/USB HD Enclosure: $49.99 (Frys, and a very nice enclosure)
Total: $89.98 (Which is a palindrome)

And the Metalgear enclosures have all the cool factor you could want. They're stamped aluminum "industrial" style with a black perforated grille. I got one of their 5.25" USB/FW enclosures for my daughter and it's got this glowing blue bar all around it (including in the pivoting front door) that blinks in time to the activity. It's totally bling. Plus, the palindromic price is hot hot hot!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Realistic prices... Reply with quote

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And the Metalgear enclosures have all the cool factor you could want. They're stamped aluminum "industrial" style with a black perforated grille. I got one of their 5.25" USB/FW enclosures for my daughter and it's got this glowing blue bar all around it (including in the pivoting front door) that blinks in time to the activity. It's totally bling. Plus, the palindromic price is hot hot hot!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.pcmicrostore.com/PartDetail.aspx?q=p:10502741;c:36232 - $24.00, USB-only.
http://www.pcmicrostore.com/PartDetail.aspx?q=p:10502780;c:36232 - $38.97, USB+FW.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1215795&Sku=P511-1912&SRCCODE=GOOPROD&CMP=OTC-FROOGLE -- $39.99, USB+FW.

That shaves $10.00 off the total, but ruins the palindrome. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resuna wrote:
http://www.pcmicrostore.com/PartDetail.aspx?q=p:10502741;c:36232 - $24.00, USB-only.
http://www.pcmicrostore.com/PartDetail.aspx?q=p:10502780;c:36232 - $38.97, USB+FW.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1215795&Sku=P511-1912&SRCCODE=GOOPROD&CMP=OTC-FROOGLE -- $39.99, USB+FW.

That shaves $10.00 off the total, but ruins the palindrome. Smile


Sweet! I bet that looks cool in the dark. Is it loud?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: Loud...? Reply with quote

How loud it is depends on how loud the drive you put in it is, I guess. At least that's my experience with the 5.25" model.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put me on the list for one of these!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some drive enclosures have noisy fans. The hard drive mount in the enclosure can make a big difference too. You want something that is solid to keep the drive from vibrating. Vibrations can cause noise to come from other components.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've learned some new information about the M9.

The resellers of the M9 in the United States will more than likely pre-install a hard drive into the M9 in different capacities. We're not sure if you'll be able to buy the M9 without a hard drive from certain resellers. The resellers can also rename the M9 to what ever they want. So don't be surprised if it's called something else when it becomes available.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, the whole reason I wanted this was because it came without a drive. It's so much cheaper to add your own hard drive that I wouldn't be able to afford these pretty externals with the capacity I crave. Grr, stupid U.S. resellers. Hopefully someone will sell one empty of eBay or something eventually so I can snipe it... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles wrote:
I've learned some new information about the M9.

The resellers of the M9 in the United States will more than likely pre-install a hard drive into the M9 in different capacities. We're not sure if you'll be able to buy the M9 without a hard drive from certain resellers. The resellers can also rename the M9 to what ever they want. So don't be surprised if it's called something else when it becomes available.

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That would be a major bummer. You know they'll jack up the price if they put a hard drive in.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slickrick wrote:
Charles wrote:
I've learned some new information about the M9.

The resellers of the M9 in the United States will more than likely pre-install a hard drive into the M9 in different capacities. We're not sure if you'll be able to buy the M9 without a hard drive from certain resellers. The resellers can also rename the M9 to what ever they want. So don't be surprised if it's called something else when it becomes available.

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That would be a major bummer. You know they'll jack up the price if they put a hard drive in.


I agree, but OWC offers their enclosures with and without drives and the latest poop is that they will carry it.
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