External Enclosures that hold more than one drive??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mark Morb, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Mark Morb macrumors regular

    Mark Morb

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    Hi,

    I'm about to ditch my PC and buy an iMac. I have two extra internal SATA harddrives in my PC and I would like to use them on the mac. I could buy 2 external SATA enclosures but they are quite expensive (at least for FW800). Does anyone know if you can buy an enclosure that takes more than one Disk? I've had a look around and can't find one...

    Thanks,
    Mark Morb
     
  2. dazed macrumors 6502a

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  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    OWC has a wide variety of external FW enclosures. I bought the enclosure only and added my own drives. They make versions with built-in RAID 1 as well.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/1394
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEFW924AL2K/
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/External-Enclosures/
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/1394/USB/EliteAL/ProRAID/
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/usb/raid_1/Gmax

    Cheers,
     
  4. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    there are a couple on neweggs, and they ain't cheap either.

    depending on what you want to do, it might be more cost-effective to keep your pc as a file server and network it w/ your mac.
     
  5. Mark Morb thread starter macrumors regular

    Mark Morb

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    Thanks guys. Some good options and ideas for me to look at...

    Cheers,
    :)
     

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