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Macally Hi-Speed Aluminiun 3.5" HDD enclosure review

Macally's Mac Pro-esque hard drive caddy has some pro connections

Our Verdict

It's not cheap, but its good looks and triple-interface quality win through

For

  • Good look and build
  • Useful connections

Against

  • Expensive

The Macally Hi-Speed might not be the cheapest 3.5-inch SATA drive enclosure, but it is pretty, looking like a mini Mac Pro.

Fitting a SATA drive is easy, but requires some disassembly and isn't ideal for regular drive swapping. It's got an excellent range of connectivity options, offering USB, eSATA and FireWire 400.

You can daisy-chain FireWire peripherals, so this option is available even if you don't have spare ports.

Also included is a backup app, but bizarrely for a device that looks like a Mac, it's PC-only.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDrive Enclosure
Brand NameMacally
Compatibility

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista
  • Mac OS 9.2
  • Mac OS X 10.1 to 10.5 and above
ManufacturerMace Group, Inc
Product ModelG-S350SUAB
Product NameG-S350SUAB Hard Drive Enclosure
Manufacturer Part NumberG-S350SUAB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.macally.com