Thunderbolt Enclosure for 2 x 1tb Samsung Evos

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  1. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    Now that i i have a new mac pro on deck should be coming soon. I want to buy a thunderbolt enclosure. My entire Portfolio of art and videos is around 1.45gb. Theres still some projects im working on and my old usb 3.0 hard drive can be such a lag when loading my photo libraries. I wan't to know what a good enclosure would be that is relatively silent and has enough throughput to reach almost max speed if both ssd's were in a raid 0 configuration on a sata 3 bus. the drobo mini looks appealing at first but the numbers says it's slow so i want to avoid that unit.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    There are a lot of enclosures that will do the job, but before you buy, consider this...a RAID array is NOT a backup....I have 4TB of priceless, irreplaceable media that occupies all the space on my Pegasus R4, but I also have a mirror copy on a much cheaper 4TB Usb 3 drive...Both are capable of streaming so I wouldn't give up on the USB3 idea completely....

    Enclosures:


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...closure+thunderbolt&sprefix=SSD+enclo,aps,280


    Just a few that are available, but if you plan on running RAID0 ( which I do on the Promise ) I'd be sure that you have a complete backup of your media on another device.
     
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    Not sure how quiet it is, but the soon to be released Caldigit T2 sounds like it might be something you'd be interested in.

    http://www.caldigit.com/thunderbolt/t1t2.html#T2
     
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    That looks like something I'd be interested in too....Being able to switch out the fans for short periods of time is a good feature....My R4 isn't really noisy, but you would;t want to be recording while it's on....No ability to cut the fans off, but I can understand why.
     
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    I found pages on the CalDigit website too - but .....


    Here is an email I got from them in December when I inquired:

    The T1 & T2 have been shelved in favor of the T3. We are opening preorders for the T3 in the next week. It will be based off of Thunderbolt 1 (Cactus Ridge) technology.

    Best Regards,
    Sales Department | CalDigit Inc.
    sales@caldigit.com

    So I would check with them again before waiting on it to be released.
     
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  8. RoastingPig, Mar 3, 2014
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    the t3 raid is available now its $449...don't want, that thing is probably so loud.

    im looking forward to reviews of the new OWC thunderbolt devices especially the On-The-Go Pro
     

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    If putting in 2 x Evo Pro SSD's as Raid 0 would you get more performance from a Thunderbolt 2 enclosure compared to all those ^ Thunderbolt 1 enclosures?
     
  11. RoastingPig thread starter macrumors 68000

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    these cal digit drives don't allow you to install your own drives...they are removable drives but only with the ones they sell they have a head thing screwed on with some some proprietary screw
     
  12. RoastingPig thread starter macrumors 68000

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    depends on how efficient the thunderbolt 2 header is..some companies just slap on thunderbolt just cause not knowing that its a cheap quality and the performance sucks
     

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