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Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Dual-Bay Drive Enclsoures, What to Pick?

I currently have a 2TB 3.5" and a 1TB 3.5" and I have them both in enclosures but I would like get rid of some clutter, so I would like to ask you all if there are any decently priced dual-bay enclosures with USB3 and Firewire 800 options. I say Firewire 800 because I doubt these massive drive can even use the full potential of USB3.

I also have a couple of 2.5" HDDs that dont have any home at all and have been bear for months. Any advise on a dual-bay enclosure with USB3 and Firewire 800 would be greatly appreciated aswell.

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I currently have a 2TB 3.5" and a 1TB 3.5" and I have them both in enclosures but I would like get rid of some clutter, so I would like to ask you all if there are any decently priced dual-bay enclosures with USB3 and Firewire 800 options. I say Firewire 800 because I doubt these massive drive can even use the full potential of USB3.

I also have a couple of 2.5" HDDs that dont have any home at all and have been bear for months. Any advise on a dual-bay enclosure with USB3 and Firewire 800 would be greatly appreciated aswell.

Thanks

I use one of these to run 2 3.5inch drives as separate drives. I picked it up for the same reason, to reduced clutter.


And one of these to combine 2.5 inch drives. It won't see them as independent, but in RAID 0 makes a speedy little external. Its bus powered using FW800, so it also reduces clutter by not needing a power adapter.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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I use one of these to run 2 3.5inch drives as separate drives. I picked it up for the same reason, to reduced clutter.


And one of these to combine 2.5 inch drives. It won't see them as independent, but in RAID 0 makes a speedy little external. Its bus powered using FW800, so it also reduces clutter by not needing a power adapter.
Wow thank you for the response! I think I will go those routs, seeing as they have the sleek apple design and all.
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Wow thank you for the response! I think I will go those routs, seeing as they have the sleek apple design and all.
You're welcome. I use a mini raid as a time macine backup for my imac. It tucks neatly out of the way under the screen on top of the computers foot.
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Wow thank you for the response! I think I will go those routs, seeing as they have the sleek apple design and all.
I have this too and am happy with it. Be aware that it doesn't have USB3 as you requested - its USB is USB2.
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