Firewire 800 2.5 hard drive enclosures

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  1. Jean Valjean

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    1. Why are they do hard to find ?
    2. Why are they so bloody expensive.

    I have a Time Capsule but I'm only using it as a place to store my films for streaming over to the ATV.
    So I have a 3.5 external plugged in to the iMac (which also needs to be plugged into the mains to run)for back ups but when the iMac sleeps 7/10 times the connection gets lost and I'm left with a message that the drive was not ejected properly.
    Include two instances of having to repair the disk due to this happening.
    So now I want a small enclosure to hide behind that doesn't require mains power but I want it to be FireWire 800.
    I have found some but my god are they expensive.
     
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    Tell me about it. I've been keeping an eye out for years. Never came across a good one yet. So here is hoping someone posts a really good one in this thread. :)
     
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    Now why did I never look at French shopping sites :)
     
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    To be fair I did live in France for 15 years & only returned to live permanently in the UK this year so I have ordered quite a lot of stuff from them over the years.
     
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    No, all good...I've been trawling the chinese dropship places :) But none as stylish as those :)
     
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    Thanks for these questions Officer M107 and for all the answers. The French one looks great but I still don't know why they are so expensive. A USB enclosure comes in at a few quid but a FW one is not available for less than £50.
     
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