MP All Models 4 bay enclosure with "quick" hot-plugging?

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  1. Loa macrumors 68000

    Loa

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    Hello,

    I'm looking for a 4 bay USB 3 enclosure that allows for "quick" hot-plugging. By "quick", I mean no screws.

    Does such an enclosure exist?

    P.S. I want it quick because I'd use one of the bays to update my off-site back-ups.
     
  2. Loa thread starter macrumors 68000

    Loa

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    Well, it would work, but I was looking for something more compact and a lot less expensive. Just a box with 4 3.5" drives stacked with hot plugging.
     
  3. LorenK macrumors 6502

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    Or something less expensive: https://www.icydock.com/goods_cat.php?id=146. I have several of these and they've proven more reliable than other four bay devices I've had in the past. I use them as eSATA, but they also have a USB 3.0 port. They either appear as separate drives or you can RAID them, which I've done across two of them for my backup. There's a rebate on them this month, plus other icydock products.
     
  4. Loa thread starter macrumors 68000

    Loa

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Do you need to screw on the "tray" on every time?
     
  5. LorenK macrumors 6502

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    They come with a small plastic holder than fits on the front of the HDD and is screwed on, which allows you to lock the drive into place. They also come with a couple of extra holders as well. That being said, I'm not sure that they're necessary as each drive has a slot to slide into, the holder just makes it easier to slide it in and remove it. You can probably do without it, although I think you'd have to check with icydock to be sure.
     
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