: neat drive enclosure- canada?


csonni
Sep 2nd, 2005, 08:20 AM
Does anyone know where to get this particular enclosure in Canada?

http://www.cooldrives.com/usb-on-the-go-enclosure-usb-otg.html

sim.all
Sep 2nd, 2005, 09:19 AM
I don't know about this perticular encosure, but if you're looking for a 2.5 OTG (on the go) enclosure, take a look at this one.
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=13778&vpn=OTG-940&manufacture=Bytecc%20Inc
I bought it for a trip for saving my photos from my digital camera to the HD, it has 4XAA battery as external power and it is working pretty good so far.
Hope this helps.

zarquon
Sep 2nd, 2005, 11:07 AM
I've had really good experiences with Macally cases, and they now have an "on the go" case to:
http://macally.com/spec/usb/storage_device/enclosure25.html

Very sturdy little box, built in Li Ion rechargable battery - nice


Z.

mguertin
Sep 2nd, 2005, 01:37 PM
I've used several bytecc cases (not that particular one) and they are usually pretty good, not had any problems with them. That one seems to have an external battery though, not quite as slick as the 'real' one ;)

HowEver
Sep 2nd, 2005, 03:07 PM
Why not go firewire?

MacAndy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 04:37 PM
Best little gizmo I've purchased in quite some time was a used FireFly 5Gb pocket Firewire drive right off this very board. You *can* buy new and larger capacity, but I'm cheap. I have been using it hard in the past 6 weeks, both filling it almost to capacity and sharing it between a G5 on OS X and PowerBook on OS 9 [just not ready to completely screw it up with OS X] at home and a G4 on OS X at a client studio during the day. No power cord, one FireWire cable and it's ON, incredibly slim case, slips and out of my pocket every day. Cool War of The Worlds blue light on top too! It's staring at me. I have to go now. <zap>

Lawrence
Sep 2nd, 2005, 06:18 PM
Bytecc are the only ones that are cheap and still worth it for the price,
I have a Firewire one for a 2.5" laptop drive that I bought at Canada Computers in T.O.
(The thing is great...I just love Firewire)

For larger drives I have Fannertech/Speeze cases, Although they recently got bought out.
You might still find them at: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1204

Masscool bought them out: (This is a reference link only)
http://www.smarterdeals.com/Hardware/goods-cat_id-485-brand-7952.html

mbaldwin
Sep 2nd, 2005, 07:59 PM
Bytecc drives are cheap for a reason. The power brick on mine was faulty and caused me to lose a drive. And even when it did work, the transfer rates were much lower than other Oxford-powered enclosures.

So yes, they are generally OK - but beware...

- Martin.

HowEver
Sep 2nd, 2005, 08:57 PM
http://www.macally.com/gif/products/usb/PHR_250C.gif
http://www.macally.com/gif/products/usb/phr_250cc_lineart.gif

http://www.macally.com/spec/firewire/storage/25enclosure.html

This is tiny!

And about $43+taxes CAD with the educational discount where I shop. It doesn't come with a power brick since "No AC power adapter required," FireWire (your choice of 2 ports) will power it up. That makes it really portable. Now to find that hard drive... Bootable, since firewire.