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Cayetano A.

Cayetano A.

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Solid enclosure

Macally PHC-500BC FireWire / USB2.0 External Enclosure for
Macally PHC-500BC FireWire / USB2.0 External Enclosure for

Comments: Aluminum/plastic materials are high quality and assembles tight/solid. I'm using it fine with a Pioneer 109 DVD drive. Plug and play easy with my PowerBook. Blue LED is massive and blinding so I unplugged it. My only gripe is it did not work with a 300GB Seagate hard drive - would not mount/was not recognized. No problem - I'll just get a 3.5" case for it. I'd recommend this drive.

Solid Enclosure

Mapower KC51SC1 Aluminum 5.25" IDE USB & 1394 External Enclosure
Mapower KC51SC1 Aluminum 5.25" IDE USB & 1394 External Enclosure

Pros: Solid, compact enclosure.

Cons: No on/off switch. Brushed aluminum top and bottom pieces scratch easily.

Overall Review: I'm very impressed with this enclosure. I dropped in a Pioneer K05 laptop drive in it and runs perfectly. Very solid and well-built once you assemble it. It runs bus powered over Firewire on my PowerBook G4 - not having to use an AC adapter is a nice added benefit!

BYTECC ME-740U2FB Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB 2.0(type B) + IEEE1394 Black External Enclosure
BYTECC ME-740U2FB Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB 2.0(type B) + IEEE1394 Black External Enclosure

Comments: Very impressed with this little enclosure. Assembles unbelievably easy and feels very robust. I put a 300GB Seagate HD in it and it's full size (278GB formatted) is recognized. It was plug and play with my PowerBook G4. Minor complaints: -Blue LED is blinding as in all external enclosure - I just disconnected it. -The 2 black screws that secure the back of the enclosure are very small. I just about sheared one of them screwing it in. -No rubber feet for vertical mounting. Otherwise a highly recommended drive.

Pioneer is the best

Pioneer DVD Burner 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW DVD-RAM:  Max 2x CLV  DVD-ROM: Max 16x CAV DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM Black IDE Model DVR-109 BK
Pioneer DVD Burner 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW DVD-RAM: Max 2x CLV DVD-ROM: Max 16x CAV DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM Black IDE Model DVR-109 BK

Comments: Great Pioneer drive, as always. Burns everything I throw at it. Works well in a Macally USB2/FW case. Newegg ships quick as expected.

Macally PHC-500BC FireWire / USB2.0 External Enclosure for
Macally PHC-500BC FireWire / USB2.0 External Enclosure for

Comments: By far the best optical enclosure I've owned. Very well designed and sturdy. I'm using this with a Pioneer 109 DL drive. Only minor gripes are the blue LED is a little larger than I would like and I wish this thing could stand vertical. Otherwise GREAT!