Multi-Bay Hard Drive Enclosure

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by KettyKrueger, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. KettyKrueger macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2007
    Hi All,

    I'm after a 4 bay enclosure to house my SATA drives. Must have FW800.

    I plan to use them as 'just a bunch of disks' so RAID and Networking are not important.

    I've searched low and high but can't find anything suitable!!!

    I'd appreciate a few suggestions please.

    Thanks, KK
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    OWC has dual drive firewire 800 external enclosure
    perhaps you can look up similar products in UK.

    Or an old PowerMac G4, SATA card, and gigabit ethernet.
  3. KettyKrueger thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2007
    Thanks for the replies.

    I'm very tempted by the Drobo, I've almost order one on numerous occasions this weekend! But, it's overkill for my needs.

    I just a reliable, 4-bay enclosure, SATA with Firewire 800.

    If I can't find anything suitable then I'll probably pony up for the Drobo, but there's gotta be something cheaper, and less flashy.

    Consultant, thanks for the tip but I'm alright short on space so a G4 would be out of the question. I did have look for OWC enclosures, but they're not available here.
  4. robindahlia789 macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2008
    Don't mean too steal the thread but I've got a question about multi bay enclosures.
    Could I make a 2bay enclosure with both bays full work as one complete hard drive. Two 500gbs equaling 1tb or would they be seperate ?
    And id have too access them seperately

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