Multi-bay hard drive enclosure

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MoodyM, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to find an external drive (USB) that's 6TB or more, but am struggling.

    So can anyone recommend an enclosure that connects via USB or Firewire and has 2 or 4 bays that I can add multiple drives to?
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    There are a lot of bad reviews for it.
     
  4. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    I've been eyeing this one up. Looks pretty cool, but also has mixed reviews.
     
  5. mfram macrumors 65816

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    I've always been very happy with products by G Technology products. They have several options available with multiple connectivity options available like e-SATA, USB, FW, or even Thunderbolt.
     
  6. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. paulrbeers, Oct 22, 2013
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    paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Most of those had to do with incompatible USB 3.0 chipsets. I can tell you my Mac Mini has been running it 24x7 for a month now with constant reads and writes with no issues. I trust it enough, that I bought a second (waiting for it to arrive). My only complaint is that the power brick plugs into the side so you can't line a bunch up on your desk with no gaps like I could with my old Sans Digital eSATA based enclosures.

    I looked at the vantec ones, but they look considerably larger.

    Edit: Also the enclosure doesn't keep my drives as cool as my Sans Digital. This is actually my biggest complaint, but the drives are more than within spec, so who cares.
     
  8. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    I guess mine didn't read them :D it's working great.
     

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