Dual USB enclosures...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Borjan, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Borjan macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2004
    My last thread was perhaps too wordy.

    I shall try again!

    Storage solutions with the Macbook are perhaps a bit limited. I would go with NAS, but my router is only 100mbs (so I would I think of that as 'slow'?), so instead I think I will go with USB 2.0 (though I will lose the benefits of having my media available to be even wirelessly.. again though its is only wireless G)

    Now I would like to have two drives connected at once. One would be my Time Machine backup, the other for media storage. But they would be in a dual enclosure, as I need the other port free for a USB hub (which will have several devices attached).

    Thoughts? How will the performance of the drives be? No so important for the TM, but for my media disk. Would I see increased performance by letting my media drive hog a single USB port, and add my TM drive to the USB hub?
  2. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    to be honest i think you'd be better of with a powered usb hub...that's just me though...
  3. Borjan thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2004
    Thanks. :)

    Does anyone else think I would be better off attaching my external HD's to a powered USB hub?
  4. sangosimo Guest


    Sep 11, 2008
    I would go with a nas/fileserver solution. Upgrade your router to a gigabit n router. This will make it easier to access your files on multiple computer and you don't have to be tethered.

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