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Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Firewire Hard Drive for my mini is up and running *Pic*


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HD/Enclosure Combo:
Western Digital WD400JD 40gb, 8mb Cache, 7200RPM
Rosewill RX30-U2FA FireWire/USB Enclosure

I have it plugged in using FireWire. I cloned my hard drive to the external one then set it as the boot drive. It seems to boot a little bit quicker. The WD hd isn't the quietest one I have ever used. Overall things load a bit quicker and feel a little snappier. It isn't a HUGE difference like I have heard it might be but it is well worth the money, especially if you go with a bigger HD so you have that advantage also.

I originally had an 80gb Samsung Hard Drive in the enclosure but it was having problems being recognized, it didn't work plugged into my mac or my PC.

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looks pretty good. I like it.

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Yeah it looks great. The power LED is blue and really bright, I am probably going to change it to white.
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I'm thinking about about trying that out on my mini. About how much did you drop for the enclosure and new drive?
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I'm thinking about about trying that out on my mini. About how much did you drop for the enclosure and new drive?
$60 shipped for the enclosure, I have had the HD lying around for awhile so I don't know how much it costs new, but I know you can find 80GB drives for around $60.
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Is the speed difference worth the money you spent? If I were to do it, I'd have to drop cash for both the enclosure and a new hard drive. thanks for earlier reply
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Looks nice - looks like a mini clone of a G5 tower.

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Is the speed difference worth the money you spent? If I were to do it, I'd have to drop cash for both the enclosure and a new hard drive. thanks for earlier reply

The more I use it the more I like it. At first I wasn't terribly impressed but it is working a lot smoother. I don't know if it is worth the money to go to an external 40gb like I did, but if you went with an 80gb+ I would consider it a worthwhile upgrade.
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hey thanks for the advice, i think when i get some extra cash im gonna go for it
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I went this route. $138 after rebate. Well worth it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144219
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