4-bay Hard Drive Enclosure Recommendation?

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  1. kick26 macrumors newbie

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    I have been looking for a 4-bay hard drive enclosure for awhile but I haven't not found anything that stood out. I trying find a 4-bay enclosure so I can remove the hard drives from some of my old external drives so I do not have to deal with all the different power cables for them.Does anyone have any recommendations?
     
  2. PsyOpWarlord, Apr 5, 2015
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    PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

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    What type of connectivity do you want/need (i.e. USB3, Firewire or Thunderbolt)?

    I have the two following USB3/Firewire enclosures and am happy with then so far. I like the 5-bay setup of the Mobius for more options and no tools/screws needed to install/remove the drives. But the OWC Qx2 is solid/thick and built like a tank. I use the Mobius as my main drive and the Qx2 as my off site backup I keep at my work office.

    Mobius 5-Bay - $235
    Oyen Digital
    Amazon
    B&H Photo

    OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 - $232.50-$249
    Other World Computing (OWC)
    Amazon
     
  3. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    If you have a thunderbolt port on your computer, the OWC thunderbay performs well.
     
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  5. kick26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have thunderbolt and usb3 on my machine.

    Thanks for the recomendations.
     
  6. Silvrbill macrumors member

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    I bought a Pegasus J4 for my extra 2.5" drives.
    Works very well, low profile, thunderbolt connected, extra TB feed thru port, quiet.
    All that I need.
     

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