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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I you did not order SATA, you could have thought about a LaCie D2 too. These are however not so shiny as you would expect. In that case you could have thought about LaCie's mini companion +hub, but I heard there are fan-noise issues...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Micronet makes aluminum enclosures also. I've had mine for a long time now and love it.

http://www.micronet.com/General/minimate.asp

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Looking at the PDF. another PLASTIC MiniStack/MacPower clone and that while G Tech makes such nice stylish ALUMINUM external drives....
So it's still LaCie and Sabrent only which makes the nice aluminum drives?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Micronet makes aluminum enclosures also. I've had mine for a long time now and love it.

http://www.micronet.com/General/minimate.asp


I forgot about that one. Actually not to ugly and it has a mini like power led. Only a pity it has those letters on them. Anyone ever tried to open one of these and replace the drive by a bigger one? With the LaCie's that is not to difficult.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The branding is not overstated on this enclosure. It doesn't bother me in the slightest. In fact, I'm proud to display it since it puts all the other ones (LaCie is an exception) to shame.

As for replacing the drive, I have experience with this. I followed a guide I found on this very site. It was very easy to make the swap.

I wouldn't have replaced the drive at all but the included 80GB drive was an older, noisy Western Digital brand. I replaced it with a more modern version and it works great!!

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jdryyz wrote:
Micronet makes aluminum enclosures also. I've had mine for a long time now and love it.

http://www.micronet.com/General/minimate.asp


I forgot about that one. Actually not to ugly and it has a mini like power led. Only a pity it has those letters on them. Anyone ever tried to open one of these and replace the drive by a bigger one? With the LaCie's that is not to difficult.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are the 80GB and 160GB MiniMate's the same price?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How bright is the used led on the front? Blue or MacMini white?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a blue LED on my unit. Not any brighter looking than the Mac Mini.

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