[G4] Question about Firewire enclosure / hard drive

B G briang113 at pacbell.net
Thu May 31 08:28:46 PDT 2007

I agree about the pricing, you should not be paying more than .50 a  
GB without rebate for any brand of drive.

Take a look at    www.dealmac.com

However do so at your own risk some of the bargains are so good you  
end up buying all kinds of stuff.



On May 30, 2007, at 7:36 PM, Steve Goldstein wrote:

> Yes, Michelle, you understand correctly.  All of your points  
> below.  Option C is probably about $20 cheaper than buying it all  
> pre-sssembled.  Check the prices on newegg.com.  The price you show  
> below seems kind of high for 120 GB.  For that amount of money, you  
> should be getting more capacity.
> Also, 120 GB is about as much as you could install internally to be  
> recognized, but you could install much more in an external FW  
> enclosure and have it all recognized.  Has to do with the  
> limitations of the interior ATA bus.  --Steve
> At 9:38 PM -0500 5/30/07, Michelle wrote:
>> ...
>> Am I understanding you correctly that I could feasibly purchase  
>> something like the:
>> ** 120GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 7200rpm 8.5ms 8MB Cache Ultra  
>> ATA/10  **
>> from a website like OWC for around $75.

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