5 bay jbod usb3 or lightning enclosures?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by HDFan, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. HDFan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    My Oyden Möbius 5 bay jbod enclosure does not recognize my Wd 6 tb red or hgst 6 tb drives. Pending a response from their support I'm looking for a possible replacement that would see the drives. Ideally it would have raid 5 available ( if I change to identical disks). Lightning 2 would be nice, but since it would initially just be setup as a jbod Usb3 would work as well since it can handle the transfer rate of one drive.

    I looked at la cie big 5big but they want to sell you disks and I already have them (different brands and sizes). Don't know if a drobo 5 can be set up as a jbod. However if I decide to go to raid it is slow compared to a hardware solution.

    One of the 6 tb drives says it is Sata 6. Don't know what that is or whether it could be the problem.
  2. HDFan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Turns out that the Mobius 5-Bay USB3, Firewire 800, 400, eSata RAID enclosure was defective. Moved a disk in slot 1 which was working to slot 4 and the unit hung.

    One of the reasons that I chose this unit was due to the comments in MacRumours forms about their excellent support. Oyen digital did not disappoint. They were easy to reach, courteous, and knowledgeable. I chose an advance replacement option (paid for a replacement unit, to be refunded upon receipt of the RMA'd unit). The replacement arrived in 5 days (I'm on the West Coast). Both the HGST Enterprise and Western Digital Red 6 TB drives are now working.
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    I have that (black) and it has auto eject issues.. beware! Kind of made it useless for a serious FCP X media storage device, I disabled RAID and now use it to house storage drives and I turn it on every once in awhile...

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