Dual drive enclosure solution

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

  1. trifona macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2007
    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

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    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 member

    Oct 22, 2007
    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

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    Yes it can.
  5. highjumppudding macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2008
    yup, that one will work fine and do the job well.

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