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    External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    I've got a couple of 320 gig sata drives that I want to put in to external ieee caddies so I can daisy chain them to my mac mini at home. However can I find any at all? All I seem to be able to find are those for IDE drives

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    I recently bought an IcyDock MB559US-1S eSATA enclosure. Here's a review:

    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article673-page1.html

    I bought it directly from their UK distributor, Nanopoint.

    http://www.nanopoint.co.uk/

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    I would really prefer firewire as my mac mini is an early one with only 2 usb2 ports on it.

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    Do Macs not have eSATA ports?

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

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    Do Macs not have eSATA ports?
    Not on the mac mini

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    One of these would be a good bet I'm guessing

    As to where you'd get it from, I've got no idea

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    One of these would be a good bet I'm guessing

    As to where you'd get it from, I've got no idea
    Thats the sort of thing I'm looking for and ideally with 2 firewire ports so I can daisychain them together.

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    One of these would be a good bet I'm guessing

    As to where you'd get it from, I've got no idea
    Thats the sort of thing I'm looking for and ideally with 2 firewire ports so I can daisychain them together.

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    CCL Would probably get them in for you, or if not that exact one something along those lines, I will give one of the buyers a kick and see what he says.

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    Richard what about this - http://www.nanopoint.co.uk/en/pages/...tID=2560&pid=0 I know you wanted pass through firewire but its not as easy to find as you may think he said. Cost would be about £51+vat

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    Look here :

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=sr_nr_...0392591&page=1

    firewire and usb hub for mac mini

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Hi-Sp...&s=electronics

    That way it gives you more ports and you can use either firewire or usb without worrying about losing any ports

    Prolly better if you can find a mains powered one and Im sure there are more

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    Re: External IEEE Hard Dive Caddy for a SATA Drive

    I think I'm going to have to get a hub of some sorts and then add a couple of caddies as well. About a year ago I could get the fire wire caddies quite easily but now they've become quite difficult to find without the drives and a lot of them that I do find only take ide.

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