Help - need Dual-bay Raid enclosure w 2xFW800...in UK

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bigvb@hotmail.c, May 9, 2010.

  1. bigvb@hotmail.c macrumors member

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    Anyone have any advice for me;

    I need JBOD, Raid 0 and Raid 1 facilities.


    The PERFECT thing is the Taurus Raid 2:

    http://www.inxtron.com/products/hddmulti/taurus/pdd_raid2

    But i just emailed the only web site in the UK that had it, and they say its no longer in production anymore.

    Im hoping to put two of these:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-082-SA&tool=3

    In there, they look super sick, and im hoping this will all cost less than the price of the G-Tech G-Raid (which doesnt support JBOD or Raid1)
     
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    There's the "IOMEGA ULTRAMAX" but this comes with the HDDs..
     
  3. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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  4. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    I have one of these:

    http://oyendigital.com/hard-drives/store/RS-M2QO.html

    and it works well except that in JBOD mode it won't sleep when the Mac sleeps. In RAID modes, it will.

    The manufacturer (Onnto) I believe is a Taiwan company, so it's likely that the device can be had world-wide.

    Apart from the no-sleep issue, I've been completely satisfied.
     
  5. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

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    to follow up:

    i just ordered the Cremax ICY DOCK MB662UEAB-2S FW800

    And

    2 x HITACHI Deskstar 7K2000 HDS722020ALA330

    I will be setting this up as two "independent" drives A and B. And using (A) drive to store my files and the other (B) to back (A) up.

    From my research this is more reliable than a RAID-1 Setup. And seeing as i dont really care about the speed of recovery the way a server technician might this backup strategy gives me more reliability (lower chance of both drives failing), plus i get more free space, as I can use any leftover space on the backup drive (B) to store "non-critical data".

    This is essentially a more convenient solution to the classic "fool-proof" backup solution of having two separate external disks/enclosures. I run a slightly greater risk of enclosure meltdown destroying everything (plus i cant take one disk off site, but i would never do that with 2 separate enclosures anyway).

    I will also be storing all the SUPER critical data on "BOTH" my G-Drive mini 500GB (which is plenty for me as i only consider my docs/itunes lib and pics library as CRITICAL and all that comes to less than 100GB) AND on Crashplan Central.

    I see this new setup as more of an expansion of hard drive space than a pure backup strategy; but personally i feel it will be just as reliable, if not more than, a RAID1 setup, i was initially considering.
     

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