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Old 10-04-2002, 10:46 AM
Johnbearorl Johnbearorl is offline
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Default Firewire Drive Recomendations

Okay I just got my firewire card for my B/W G3 300mhz machine with the REV 1 MB that the firewire was screwed up on (thanks Apple! ;-( )

I'm looking at the firewire drive enclosures that use IDE/ATA drives.

Any recommendations or potential land mines ahead that I'm not aware of?

Advice greatly appreciated. Gawd I hope this works. I'm running sessions off the main 6GB drive and I need to break out of the box!
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Old 10-04-2002, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: Firewire Drive Recomendations

Make sure to get one with the Oxford 911 chipset, although I think that's pretty common nowadays.

What I did was got an enclosure separate from the drive. That way I could hand-pick the drive I wanted, which has a Western Digital w/ 8 MB cache. The enclosure I got is the ME-320, which you can find here:

http://www.heatsinkstore.com

It's a little big because it can accomodate a CD burner or something like that instead of a hard drive.
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Old 10-04-2002, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Firewire Drive Recomendations

http://www.npstudios.com/fwdock.html
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Old 10-05-2002, 10:45 AM
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Default Re: Firewire Drive Recomendations

I asked the same question here a few days ago, and received a bunch of advice.

Everyone seems to point to the elite enclosures from Other World Computing - the external power supply negates the necessity for an internal (noisy) fan.

http://eshop.macsales.com/

Oh yeah, PLUS it has a Blue LED. Always cool.

I ordered mine yesterday... I'm going to put my IBM 160 GB harddrive in there when it arrives.
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