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Old 05-20-2009, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need a little help deciding on which exclosure to get. Ive been told Icy Docks are the way to go so I narrowed it down to a few that I am considering:

Newegg.com - ICY DOCK MB559 Series MB559US-1S Aluminum body w/ partial plastic 3.5" eSATA & USB 2.0 External Enclosure - External Enclosures

Newegg.com - ICY DOCK MB559 MB559UEA-1S Aluminum body with partial plastic 3.5" USB2.0 & 1394 External Enclosure - External Enclosures

Newegg.com - ICY DOCK MB559US-1S-B Aluminum body with partial plastic 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure - External Enclosures


They all do essentially the same thing.. but they have so many diff models I dont understand the difference between them. Any first and users out there got any suggestions?


Also it will be housing this for most of the time:

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Well out of those 3, which connection are you giong to be using? First one is eSATA and USB, 2nd is USB and firewire, 3rd is USB and eSATA again.
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Well, the only difference between the first and third one is the color and the price. Same otherwise.

Personally, I would get the middle one. But that's because both my computers have firewire capabilities.
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Ill mostly be using USB and probably firewire in the future when i get my new mobo
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^get the middle one then...
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