Thunderbolt Drive Enclosures (UK)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Simebaby, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Simebaby macrumors newbie

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    Hi All
    Getting ready to purchase a NMP to replace my 1,1 after 8 years of loyal service.
    The 1,1 has 6 drives installed, all of which ideally I'd like to access on the NMP. I might be looking in the wrong places but I'm struggling to find a TB enclosure(s) for the drives - all the ones I can find have drives pre-fitted. I found a promise enclosure on the US apple store but this doesn't seem to be available in the UK.
    Anyone here in the UK tracked down a TB enclosure?
    Cheers
    Si
     
  2. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

    N19h7m4r3

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    This place is in the EU and is a reseller for OWC.

    http://macupgrade.eu/catalog/mercury-elite-pro-dual-usb-30-thunderbolt-0gb-p-980.html#.U1qpfF6rtHh

    The prices aren't bad either.
     
  3. G4DP macrumors 65816

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  4. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    €279 @ Macupgrade vs £205.30 @ Lambda-Tek
     
  5. cohen777, Apr 25, 2014
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    cohen777 macrumors regular

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    Other World Computing is good (and their prices are reasonable).

    Also, take a lot at transintl, Lacie, and Caldigit for hard drive enclosures. If you don't need (or want) RAID, then you need a JBOD (just bunch of disks) enclosure.

    http://www.transintl.com/minig-sata-lll-4gb-4x1tb-7200rpm-32mb-cache-drive.html

    http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10623

    http://www.caldigit.com/products.asp

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    I am in the same boat. This summer I am probably going to purchase a nMP and I have been studying with what to do with my five hard drives in my current Mac Pro. I like the Lacie 5Big and the price is higher for it because it comes with five 2 TB drives. However, you can take out the pre-attached drives, and use them for backup archive drives. Lacie's products are very dependable and the 5Big does JBOD. I don't understand nor need a RAID drive and the expense that comes with it.
     
  6. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    Never heard of Lambda-tek before. Interesting site.
     
  7. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Have used them 3-4 times without any problems. Their prices aren't always the best but occasionally you'll find they sell something you're looking for at 10% or more cheaper than any other source.
     
  8. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

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    Despite the name, moves a lot of storage options through for sale, refurbs and ex rentals and bulk purchases new, very knowledgable guy
     

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