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3.5" SATA External Enclosures

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Hey Guys, I'm looking for some thoughts on a 3.5" SATA External Enclosures.

I'm currently using a gutted G-Tech 3.5" SATA External Enclosure with FireWire 400 with which I swap out external HD's regularly. I have been searching for an external enclosure that supports FireWire 800 and is easy to swap out 3.5" HD's. I tried NewerTech's Voyager swappable enclosure, but it failed on me in a couple of days and was not impressed so I do not care to try them again. So I'm wondering if others have any suggestion or thoughts on enclosures they've tried, hopefully with FireWire 800(not a fan of USB for data transfer).

In the 2.5" SATA external enclosure realm, I like OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Enclosure with the triple interface, I've never had a problem with them. Over time I've swapped a couple of HD's with them from my MBP and the enclosures have survived being left open during some mild to harsh conditions in Iraq, now I just wish I could find something useful in the 3.5" realm.


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I have a Thermaltake USB enclosure that the drive just drops in the top and its hot swap-able. It fits both 3.5 and 2.5 drives. I'm pretty sure they have a multiple interface model too.

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Hello! May be it's offtopic, but anyway, Does anybody know name of company which is manufacturing PC Independed SATA enclosures (by Independed I mean which can be connected directly to the internet and work without PC, and files can be added through the network or connecting them to computer)
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