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Does a 2.5" SATA enclosure with Firewire connections exist?

Asked by lewis (24points) October 30th, 2007

I’m replacing the drive in my MacBook and would like to reuse the old one as an external drive. However, I would prefer to have a firewire connection, but all I can find is USB only or USB and eSATA.

I’ve looked everywhere, but I can’t find one. Ideally, it would be less than $50, but at this point I’m just trying to find one.

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klaas4's avatar

Eh, I don’t like answers like this too, but have you searched on Google?
I found helpful.

lewis's avatar

Thanks for the link. I was hoping to find something a little cheaper, but I guess there aren’t many choices out there.

Feel free to keep looking if anyone feels inclined.

gcoghill's avatar

Low-budget auto-play geek videos on that link, beware.

I am sure the prices will come down as SATA drives become the norm, but by then it will be cheaper to just buy a larger capacity external 2.5 most likely. In fact, check these out at Tiger Direct – almost the same price as those enclosures, with much higher capacities I am sure.

sndfreQ's avatar

not for $50…but a really good triple interface enclosure that runs off of fw bus (400 & 800):

Rocstor 8cx (enclosure only sold by resellers):

A lot of colleagues I know use this one for small video editing on-the-go and audio.

gcoghill's avatar

If the Rocstor cases are SATA, here’s the enclosure for $35:

No indication on the main Roctor site about what sort of interface they use in any of their drives, kinda odd. I have an email in to the sales dept., we’ll see what happens.

I am interested in this myself since upgrading my MacBook internal, have the original 60GB drive just laying around, I am sure I can find some geek use for it. But I am with you, the price needs to be under $50 bucks for the enclosure.

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