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LaCie Unveils External Drive by Neil Poulton
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have two 3.5" drives just sitting here.


heh! me too! What to do, what to do!??! I guess I'll ask for some hella cool OWC enclosures for X-mas.....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ben_tex wrote:
I have two 3.5" drives just sitting here.


heh! me too! What to do, what to do!??! I guess I'll ask for some hella cool OWC enclosures for X-mas.....


You should both think of an external FW RAID enclosure like this one: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/GM8U2KIT0GB/
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You should both think of an external FW RAID enclosure like this one: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/GM8U2KIT0GB/


That is nice looking enclosure, but I would prefer something in silver. I also have 1 SATA and 1 IDE, so that wouldn't work either. It's also a bit on the pricey side. Got anything else? Smile

I was thinking about getting one these ICY DOCKs from Newegg for the SATA drive, but I'm a little strapped for cash going into Christmas. Maybe I'll get one the first of the year.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A big part of the cost is that it has hardware RAID.

These are silver but much more expensive: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/1394/USB/EliteAL/ProRAID
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same dual drive enclosure but in silver, FW400/800/USB2, SATA interface, $119.

Another one, also silver, FW400/800, standard ATA drive interface, $99
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Same dual drive enclosure but in silver, FW400/800/USB2, SATA interface, $119.

Another one, also silver, FW400/800, standard ATA drive interface, $99


Nice! I didn't notice those.
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Ben_tex wrote:
zen wrote:
You should both think of an external FW RAID enclosure like this one: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/GM8U2KIT0GB/


That is nice looking enclosure, but I would prefer something in silver. I also have 1 SATA and 1 IDE, so that wouldn't work either. It's also a bit on the pricey side. Got anything else? Smile

I was thinking about getting one these ICY DOCKs from Newegg for the SATA drive, but I'm a little strapped for cash going into Christmas. Maybe I'll get one the first of the year.


Both of mine are IDE Crying or Very sad one is a Maxtor 60GB the other is a no-name 250GB... I'll just stuff em' in the OWC AL PRO enclosure's and use them for more movie storage!!! Thanks for the ideas though....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...I need something for TM that is nice and quiet. This could fit the bill.

I checked the specifications, the datasheet and the manual and there's no mention of its emitted noise levels in decibels anywhere. Handing over money in the hope that a drive is quiet is a crap shoot if these guys don't print the numbers.


My roommate just bought a similar LaCie drive from PC Connection and it's very quiet. In fact, it might be one of the quietest external drives that I've ever been around. I don't see it listed on LaCie's site, but here is the product page at PC Connection.

http://www.pcconnection.com/ProductDetail?Sku=8015750
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great just what we didn't need another lacie drive to fry.
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Great just what we didn't need another lacie drive to fry.

What we need is a SATA connection on our Mini's and external SATA discs Very Happy It is possible with Macbooks with an external SATA card I heard...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Great just what we didn't need another lacie drive to fry.

What we need is a SATA connection on our Mini's and external SATA discs Very Happy It is possible with Macbooks with an external SATA card I heard...


And just what does it connect to externally? There is no eSATA port on macbooks nor any other connection (other than the internal SATA) to allow external SATA.
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And just what does it connect to externally? There is no eSATA port on macbooks nor any other connection (other than the internal SATA) to allow external SATA.


There are eSATA cards which fits into the Macbooks and make it work out of the box.
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I believe you mean MacBook Pros, which have an ExpressCard34 slot. You can purchase eSATA ExpressCard34 adapters.

MacBooks do not have any kind of expansion slots.
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ClunkClunk wrote:
I believe you mean MacBook Pros, which have an ExpressCard34 slot. You can purchase eSATA ExpressCard34 adapters.

MacBooks do not have any kind of expansion slots.


OK, you're probably right, I don't know the Intel Mac laptops in person.
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