4 x 3.5 bay HDD Enclosure for iMac

InfiniteDeath

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Jun 19, 2012
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I've finally decided to bite the bullet on a new iMac 27 and am now looking for a new HDD enclosure for my old PC's drives(3xHDD, 1xSSD) one of which includes an SSD that I would still like to run Bootcamp off of. Is there anything that is reasonably cheap that could do this?
 

EricT43

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Oct 5, 2011
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I've finally decided to bite the bullet on a new iMac 27 and am now looking for a new HDD enclosure for my old PC's drives(3xHDD, 1xSSD) one of which includes an SSD that I would still like to run Bootcamp off of. Is there anything that is reasonably cheap that could do this?
I don't have any experience with multi-drive enclosures, but you might want to see what OWC has.

Be aware that you cannot put a Bootcamp partition on an external drive. OS X only allows you to put Bootcamp on the internal drive.
 

InfiniteDeath

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Jun 19, 2012
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I don't have any experience with multi-drive enclosures, but you might want to see what OWC has.

Be aware that you cannot put a Bootcamp partition on an external drive. OS X only allows you to put Bootcamp on the internal drive.
Well that's put a spanner to my plans. Looks like I'll need to un-fusion my internal HDD and partition the SSD in half.
 

EricT43

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Oct 5, 2011
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Well that's put a spanner to my plans. Looks like I'll need to un-fusion my internal HDD and partition the SSD in half.
Indeed. I'm sure many people would rejoice if we could put Bootcamp on an external. I know I would! I have a 256GB SSD on my MBP and that partition eats up a generous portion of it.
 

jamesr19

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Be aware that you cannot put a Bootcamp partition on an external drive. OS X only allows you to put Bootcamp on the internal drive.
Not totally true...there are workarounds (see Google) if you have a thunderbolt enclosure (or a Seagate Thunderbolt adapter might work too)
 

Djlild7hina

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I use the probox 8bay for my hackintosh via usb 3. although I'm not sure if you can run bootcamp off of a drive.