Multiple HDD enclosure in UK

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by clarkee, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. clarkee macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Please excuse me if this has been covered already, what info I have found relates to the USA.

    I have a Mac mini as my media centre, and as you would expect over time I have filled up external HDDs and upgraded to new bigger ones.

    My set up for a while has been 2x 1TB external USB HDDs, one mirroring the other purely as a back up.

    The obvious first issue with this, is the two sets of wires and the two power supplies.

    The second is i use other HDDs to back up the mini itself, and to keep work on.

    I have just upgraded to a single 2TB externals drive, and I am just about to buy another as it's back up.

    Eventually, these will get full and I'll need to go through this all again.

    So my question is, can I get a multiple HDD enclosure that will take 4x 3.5" HDDs, can be swapped easily when necessary, will Connect to the Mac mini with a single wire and has a single power supply?

    Or am I living in a dream world?

    Thanks in Advance.

  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Sure. Plenty of options around ranging from RAID enclosures (or pseudo-RAID such as the Drobo) though to regular multi-bay enclosures.

    Try for a selection. Personally I'd go the Drobo route, though. It's a little more expensive, but will give you in-built redundancy.
  3. clarkee thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2007
  4. AnimaLeo macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2009
    How is the Drobo a psuedo-RAID? Not disagreeing with you here, I just don't know.

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