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Greetings

Can anyone suggestive a reasonable IDE HD enclosure using USB2 or Firewire?

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Go with a FireWire drive. :)
 

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Many apologies and thanks for the advice

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you make a good point but they want low cost.. usb doesn't scream but its fine for just extra storage or backup.
Have seen some issues with the lower cost USB only drives. Since a back-up needs to be reliable, will second the Macally suggestion.:cool:
 

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I've been using a Bytecc-740U2F for quite a long time now and have had zero issues at all.

I picked up another Byetcc case for the DVD burner I eventually put inside my eMac (now it holds my second 320GB HD). They both use the Prolific chipset (some have had issues with it) but in my experience anyway, Bytecc makes good cases.
 

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There are lots of external enclosure threads in the Anything Mac subforum.

gt is right, just about anything works. Macally is great for them as can afford it--and since it's your data, perhaps your only backup, that's a good choice. But cheap enclosures can last for decades too.
 

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There are lots of external enclosure threads in the Anything Mac subforum.

gt is right, just about anything works. Macally is great for them as can afford it--and since it's your data, perhaps your only backup, that's a good choice. But cheap enclosures can last for decades too.
Four years ago I started with a cheap enclosure. Good news is that when it died, the HD survived and is still being used in the Macally. Going with a good enclosure to start with would have saved me about $75. Obviously the cheapies are a little cheaper now but to me the reliability is worth the price.:)
 
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