Storing external hard drives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sephseph, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. sephseph macrumors newbie


    Aug 12, 2009
    Does anyone have any suggestions for storing their external hard drives, both for when they're being used and not?

    I have a macbook and have a lot of data stored on 3 external hard drives (one of which is my time machine backup).

    At the moment, I have the all under my bed, but it can all get a bit cluttered because of all the cabling (they have both an external power supply and a usb cable).

    I was thinking of putting a shelf up, or getting a rack, but the problem is the enclosures are different shapes and sizes, and I was also worried about cooling.

    Can't seem to find any DIY guides on the internet either, and searching for 'external hard drive storage' doesn't help, as I want to store my storage
  2. N0ddie macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2011
    Dont you have a desk where you can lay everything out neatly?
  3. cwillie macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2011
    I have mine on the shelf above my desk. They were initially just stacked one above the other, but I felt the bottom drive one day and realized it was quite warm. So I found two convenient spacers (boxes of staples) and spaced them apart. Everything runs cool now.

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