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Firewire HDD chipset question for PT7
Old 10th June 2006
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Firewire HDD chipset question for PT7

hi,

i have been trying to find a new firewire drive for my new WindowsXP laptop w/PT7. i know the HDD has to have the oxford 911 chipset for PT but the drives i looked at on-line at places like buy.com and such do not list the chipset. i even e-mailed a couple of places selling drives and the one didn't know(!) and the other one never got back to me.

so, i need to know if there are some inexpensive drives (like under $150) that you folks out in gearslutz-land know for sure are using the oxford 911 chipset.

thanks!

-kj
Old 11th June 2006
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sales people are never going to know that kind of stuff, look up the manufactures web page.
Lacie and Maxtor use oxford chipsets
Old 11th June 2006
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http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firew...-combo-drives/

more than just for macs..... These are pretty relaible
Old 11th June 2006
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This is what I'm using now:

http://www.newertech.com/ministack


It has the 911 chipset, plus it's a firewire and USB hub and can be set to automatically start and shut down with your computer. You can buy them with a hard drive preinstalled, or you can just buy the enclosure for $80 and supply your own hard drive.

Cheers
Old 11th June 2006
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hey guys,

thanks for the info. i *knew* it would be easier asking some gearslutz rather than dicking around with these sales people...heh

ordered one today. thanks again, guys...
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