Dual drive enclosure solution

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by trifona, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. trifona macrumors newbie

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    I have an Aluminum iMac with a nearly full 320gb internal drive.

    What I need is one external drive to provide additional storage space, and a second larger drive to backup the other two via Time Machine - I hope Time Machine is capable of doing this, but I don't know if it can.

    Ideally, I would purchase a dual drive enclosure, a 500gb drive for additional storage, and a large 1TB drive to backup the internal drive on the iMac AND the 500gb drive.

    Can I do this with this particular OWC firewire enclosure?

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEFW924AL2K/


    OWC doesn't mention anything about being Time Machine Compatible...Do I have anything to worry about here or are there better solutions?
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    That should work fine. TM doesn't care about the drive, so long as there is a volume on it.
     
  3. trifona thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will I be able to set up the enclosure so that the computer will recognize 2 different drives?

    Thank you.
     
  4. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Yes it can.
     
  5. highjumppudding macrumors 6502

    highjumppudding

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    yup, that one will work fine and do the job well.
     

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