2012 Mac Mini USB 3.0 enclosure

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SimonDK, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. SimonDK macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2011
    Hi Guys,

    I am hoping to put the final nail into my usage of PC's, I have just got the new mid-level 2012 Mac Mini to use as a movie server for my Popcorn hour.

    I just took delivery of a Sharkoon 8 bay enclosure, I plan on using it in JBOD/Clean mode, but to my horror, only 1 drive will light up and be recognised by OSX.

    Can the USB 3.0 ports on the mini act as a port multiplier, this is the system I used with my pc and esata.

    Any help will be great
    Y appreciated, I would of loved to get some R4 Pegasus buti am not interested till they have a driverless option, and I think that the Drobo thunderbolt is over priced.


  2. Heynonny macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2012
    I have two Mediasonic ProBox 8 bays connected via USB3 to a Mac Mini and they read as 16 drives.
  3. SimonDK thread starter macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2011
    Thank for the reply,

    I am only getting the first 4 drives to work, drives 5-8 wont boot.

    Any help is appreciated, its driving me nuts...

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