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Old Dec 16th, 2006, 08:16 PM   #11
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I have two 2.5" and one 3.5" Macally enclosures. After 3 years of use, they're all fine. The two 2.5" units take a fair amount of abuse - no problems so far.
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Old Dec 16th, 2006, 08:53 PM   #12
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my LaCie d2 FW back up drive is fine, but it wasn't an assemble it yourself model either
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Old Dec 17th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #13
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I have both MaCally 2.5 and 3.5 FW/USB cases, with no problems. I have a couple of LaCie D2s as well. One of the LaCies had to go back because it had a Maxtor drive in it and it failed.

On thing to rember with the 2.5s, you MBP will not bus power the usb connection, only the FW. So make sure that you get FW.

Also, the MaCally case that you linked to is the Hardware encyrpted case. if you don't need that, just get the 250CC. it has 2 FW ports and one USB.

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Old Dec 17th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #14
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On thing to rember with the 2.5s, you MBP will not bus power the usb connection, only the FW. So make sure that you get FW.

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Sorry, you mean specific to those drives? (I have a 2.5" Ext. HDD that is bus powered through my USB drive in m MBP)
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Old Dec 17th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #15
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On thing to rember with the 2.5s, you MBP will not bus power the usb connection, only the FW. So make sure that you get FW.
Good point. However I would be plugging the drive into a powered USB hub that I am currently using.

Here is the model that is similar to mine: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=196201

Would the drive work fine with the powered USB hub?
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Good point. However I would be plugging the drive into a powered USB hub that I am currently using.

Here is the model that is similar to mine: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=196201

Would the drive work fine with the powered USB hub?
I;m not sure about the LaCie, but the MaCally that I have will not work off notebook USB bus power.
From a powered hub, I would expect it would be fine.

Also, the MaCally is an aluminum case - better for heat disspation and more rugged than the mostly plastic LaCie Porsche.

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Old Dec 17th, 2006, 03:37 PM   #17
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I have the Macally 2.5" enclosure, dual FireWire and USB2, and it most definitely runs off USB on a MacBook, with a 5400 rpm drive inside.
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Old Dec 17th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #18
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the MaCally that I have will not work off notebook USB bus power.
I've had issues running USB Bus powered drives off G4 Powerbooks but so far, any I've tried with MB's or MBP's have worked like a charm
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I've had issues running USB Bus powered drives off G4 Powerbooks but so far, any I've tried with MB's or MBP's have worked like a charm
OK then, I guess the new 'books have a higher powered bus architecture.
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OK then, I guess the new 'books have a higher powered bus architecture.
Good to know.

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I'm running a my MacAlly 2.5" case off of a single USB 2.0 port at the moment, on my iBook G4. The case also comes with an additional USB cable, which plugs into the power port on the case - for USB 1.1 computers.
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