JBOD enclosures

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by cohen777, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. cohen777 macrumors regular

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    I don't need RAID. What I need, especially if I buy the Tube Mac, is a JBOD enclosure, to hold at least 4 drives, with either thunderbolt or USB 3.0. Any recommendations?
     
  2. unfragile macrumors regular

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    I'm might get this one for USB 3.0

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XJIYI6

    or

    http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-eSATA-Drive-Docking-Station/dp/B004I6OCRO/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374353390&sr=1-4&keywords=startech+usb+3.0+dock

    For Thunderbolt this one seems nice.

    http://www.promise.com/storage/raid_series.aspx?region=en-global&m=192&rsn1=40&rsn3=62

    Regards,

    UnFraGile
     
  3. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

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    I have been using a 4bay enclosure from SanDisk since I bought my 27" iMac..... USB3.0 .... works great.....
     
  4. cohen777 thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. fastlanephil macrumors 6502a

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    A good solution for some but not if you want 2 TB hard drives for audio work.
     
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  8. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    I have the Mediasonic USB 3.0, nice cabinet for the money.

    http://amzn.com/B003X26VV4

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  9. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    For Thunderbolt solutions:

    CalDigit T2 and T3 have been "coming soon" for quite awhile. T2 for over a year; T3 announced at 2013 NAB.

    If you need something today, LaCie 5big Thunderbolt has 5 drives, and is available from the Apple Store and other Internet resellers. Check MacMall for refurbs.

    It is JBOD. You can format and use drives individually, or configure in various RAID-0 or RAID-1 modes using Apple Disk Utility.

    Alas, it comes preconfigured with drives - either 5x2TB or 5x4TB

    The previously mentioned Promise R4 (and R6) can be configured as JBOD, but note well, that internally there is a RAID controller, increasing the cost. Also comes with drives and is available at the Apple Store and other Internet resellers.
     
  10. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    Highly likely the new Mac Pro 2013 will be the only TB 2 device on the market in 2013. If the rest of the Mac line up goes with TB v1 then the number of TB v2 host systems is going to be quite small until 2nd half 2014.
    Remember Intel didn't plan for volume production of TB v2 controllers until early 2014. The Mac Pro is just low enough volume it can probably ship even without volume production.

    If the T3's SATA controller and software have all been R&D with a TB v1 controller then if want to ship in 2013 they'll go with what they have did development with.

    late 2014 / early 2015 there might be be another version of this that moves to TB v2.0 . Depends upon if SATA controller isn't saturated or there is an alternative , equally as inexpensive controller with better bandwidth to substitute by that time.

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    The cost/price issue for some with most of these is that they come pre-populated with drives.
     

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