Dual hard drive docks w/Firewire availability

Discussion in 'Mac Peripherals' started by macstatic, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any dual removable hard drive docks available, preferrably with multiple interfaces (Firewire and eSATA, alternatively just Firewire 800)? The Newertech Voyager fits the bill except it only houses one drive. I need to be able to back up from one external drive to another.

    There are lots of dual drive docks out there, but none have Firewire. Obviously made for PCs they only have eSATA and/or USB.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I've been in touch with them but they don't have any dual docks.
     
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    Do any of the Vantec NexStar Duo's have Firewire? I have a few singles with F/W.
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    I don't think you're going to find -any- firewire dual docks.

    There are some dual docks out there with USB3, also may be a few with USB3/eSATA.

    If it's firewire connectivity you want, I believe your only solution is to buy TWO single-bay docks...
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're right. They're mostly USB 2 (a few are USB 3.0) or eSATA.
    eSATA would be the best choice for my Mac Pro but I also have a Powerbook (I'll probably retire it soon and possibly replace it with a more recent MacBook Pro, but none of these have eSATA. USB is a joke for large file transfers.

    Are there Firewire 800 to eSATA converters around?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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