Need 2-bay external enclosure looking like this...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Nubben, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Nubben macrumors regular

    Nubben

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    Hi all,

    I need an external 2-bay easy swappable HD enclosure for two new Samsung Spinpoint 1TB drives looking like this (or simlar):

    http://www.cooldrives.com/esdudrmienfo.html

    Why not order from this site then? Well, firstly, they have gotten really bad reviews (the seller that is) and secondly, I cannot get them here in the UK.

    My aim is to store all my lossless audio files on one of the TB drives and keep a backup at work. I want to be able to (from time to time) simply bring home the spare HD and quickly insert it into the bay (preferably from the front), sync the HD's and bring back the back-up HD to work.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

    Nubben
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    A Google search of the terms above yielded a lot of options:
    http://www.google.com/search?client...easy+swappable+HD+enclosure&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    Here's a great looking one to consider. OWC products are great!:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEFW912AL2/
     
  3. Nubben thread starter macrumors regular

    Nubben

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    Thanks ggjstudios. I did a search online (google etc) and could not come up with anything that looked as good as the one in the picture. I need the hot-swappable feature and preferably from the front.

    Thanks for your input though.

    Nubben
     
  4. Xfujinon macrumors 6502

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    I have the OWC drive. It is awesome, alas not hot-swappable.

    If I come across anything, I'll post it.
     
  5. Nubben thread starter macrumors regular

    Nubben

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    Thanks Xfujinon.

    I came across this one: http://www.icydock.com/product/mb561s-4s.html
    which looks really cool. I have an Iomega Max drive with two 500 GB drives in it and if I could put those together with the two 1TB that would be brilliant!
    However, it only supports eSATA and not FireWIre which I need.

    Does anyone know if a similar item exists for FW/USB?

    Nubben
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Check with Wiebetech
    SilverSATA II FH. Be prepared to part with a considerable amount of money, though.
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    If someone can find a nice enclosure, fwdepot.com has
    IF8UC-S0 SATA to FireWire 800/USB2.0 Bridge Board for
    $79

    I also know a place for removable SATA HD trays.

    So what would be needed:
    dual bay, nice looking, enclosure with 3-pin power connector

    Also would need firewire cable, internal short SATA cables (anyone know where to find good quality ones at good price?)

    Will probably end up costing more than $160 though
     

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