2.5" 4 bay JBOD array?

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  1. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

    MaxPower72

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    I have 4 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint HN-M101MBB drives than I would like to organize in an external array. I don't need RAID I just want them to be accessible individually since each one will store different medias. It will be connected to my MBP.
    I've been looking around but I mostly found 3.5".
    I'd like to know what kind of solutions you guys are using to store your media.
    thank you
     
  2. tmagman macrumors 6502

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    the only 2.5" storage array that i've seen is the Drobo Mini which I've so far been impressed with. Its not a JBOD but uses their Beyond-RAID, but you can set it up to have several volumes rather than just one big one. Great size and decent read/write speed. Worth a look.
     
  3. MaxPower72 thread starter macrumors 6502

    MaxPower72

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    Thanks for the quick advice.
    I found also the Promise Technology Pegasus J4
    I'm looking at both of them right now and trying to decide.
     
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    If you want JBOD, the Pegasus J4 is the only one, except for the Netstor NA211TB-LD, which houses four 2.5" drives and three PCIe cards.
     
  5. d.steve macrumors regular

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    How about just getting a 3.5" setup and some 2.5-3.5 adapter trays? Icy dock and such.
     
  6. MaxPower72 thread starter macrumors 6502

    MaxPower72

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    I thought about it but I'd like also to save some space, I think I'll pull the trigger on the Pegasus J4, it has TB and it's really small compared to other solutions although pricey.
     

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