Nice Hard Disc Enclosures

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by herpaderp, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. herpaderp macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm planning to buy a MacBook Air to replace my old MacBook. The problem is that the SSD drive in the MacBook Air will be insufficient to store my media collection (most of which is made up of lossless audio). I might convert some of my library to AAC so I can listen to it when I'm travelling but I'm going to have to use an External HD to store it when I'm at home. I'm also going to need a separate Time Machine disc to back up my media collection and MacBook.

    My idea is to get two HDs, say 1TB and 3TB use the 1TB drive for media and the 3TB drive for Backups and put both of them in a single enclosure (two would be ugly).

    Does anyone know of a good source of good looking HD enclosures? Ideally, the enclosure would hold two drives, be quiet and look good. I really like the styling of these: http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive.cfm

    Thanks!
     
  2. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    You're not going to find a "good looking" enclosure that has two different size HDs. You can simply buy one that has two identical size HDs in it and access them differently. I use this one, it has 2x 3TB drives in it, and you can access them separately (so you can have one for backup, and the other for media or whatever)

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=630
     
  3. herpaderp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I considered doing that but I wasn't aware it was possible to turn RAID off (and tech support didn't seem to keen to answer me).
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Have you considered one of these?
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=usb+sata+dock&x=0&y=0
    (Many items shown, they all work the same, just pick one you like that's cheap)

    There are also some "2-drive" versions that are designed to back up one bare drive to another. I'm not certain if they can be used as "2-drive setups" for ordinary work.

    Suggestion: the majority of these are USB2, but there are also USB3 versions available. I'd suggest spending a little more for USB3, as it's destined to become "the new standard" on Macs by 2013.
     
  5. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, cool. Yes, you can turn raid off, or use RAID 0 or RAID 1. I have absolutely no complaints about this product. (Except I wish it were cheaper!)
     

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