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Windows 7: NAS VS External Hard Drive Enclosure

16 Dec 2013   #1
Airbander

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
NAS VS External Hard Drive Enclosure

Hello

I am looking between NAS system or External Hard Drive Enclosure
the max i can spend is $550

at this moment i have 5 drives that i cant add to my pc as i am max out

I would love to buy Synology DS1513+ Network Storage for $ 800 USD but i dont have the money for it and i cant find older model of it

My next option was drobo 5n $550 more or less but one problem i read this http://www.macdrifte...nology-nas.html which indcate my hard drives will be not avilable on other systems which is big no no

so then my other options are USB 3.0 and eSATA i have 2 unit in mind both are 8 bay

first one is :
Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 ProBox 8 Bay
Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 3.5" Black USB3.0 & eSATA ProBox 8 Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure

Second Option is :
Rosewill RSV-S8 8-Bay
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816132016

again my system is X64bit and it is AMD

Can someone advise me on which option will be better or if you guys know a unit that will work better that will be great


Thank you


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16 Dec 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hey,

I would go with second option. I see more options in that and it is cheaper.

These are few of them.

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Expansion
3.5" Drive Bays
8x Hot-Swappable 3.5", up to 4TB each; 2.5" also supported
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Features
Access to 8 Hard Drives while using two cables via Port Multiplier function.
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16 Dec 2013   #3
Airbander

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

Rosewill RSV-S8 8-Bay , yeah i been looking at it for long time and it is cheap and allow 8 hard drives

Thanks
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16 Dec 2013   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

So, which one are you planning to buy?
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16 Dec 2013   #5
Airbander

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
So, which one are you planning to buy?
Hi Archer, that is where i am confused as i had bad luck with Sans Digital 8 bay unit
i am not sure very confused and little worried about troubleshooting a brand new unit if things dont work out.

so i am hoping your advise and other advise will help me deiced

Thanks
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16 Dec 2013   #6
Airbander

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi also looking at this

Mediasonic ProBox H82-SU3S2 8 Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 3.0 & eSATA

Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 ProBox is a 8 Bay enclosure for 3.5' SATA hard disk drive. It can support 8x hdd of different brand and capacity up to 4TB per drive, and up to 8 x 4TB.
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16 Dec 2013   #7
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbander View Post
Hi also looking at this

Mediasonic ProBox H82-SU3S2 8 Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 3.0 & eSATA

Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 ProBox is a 8 Bay enclosure for 3.5' SATA hard disk drive. It can support 8x hdd of different brand and capacity up to 4TB per drive, and up to 8 x 4TB.
Looking at the page for this on Newegg. This product has 38% voting for "5 eggs".

Read some feedbacks from users as well. Below are few for your reference.

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Pros: Fits 8 Bays, can run/mount them independently.

Decent looking box.

Cons: Constantly have problems with drives going to sleep (not using green drives). Today, after almost exactly a year, the box stopped working and drives won't mount.


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Pros: Easy to install the drives, just pop the plastic piece on with 2 screws and put the drive in, that's all. Fans are quiet and the build quality is great.

Cons: There are issues with this enclosure, I have a NEC Renascence USB 3.0 controller I use this with on an ACER laptop. Have been dealing with disconnect issues if I oversaturate the connection, the enclosure will drop all the drives and you have to wait for it to bring it back online. I have upgraded the firnware on the NEC USB controller and drivers, it has lessened the occurrences but I can still cause it if I try.



These users are reputed user on Newegg.
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16 Dec 2013   #8
Airbander

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi yeah i see them in the past that why i came here, between Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 ProBox and Rosewill RSV-S8 8-Bay
i see users saying bad thing and good thing and more i read more i get confused lol but i see your point so i am going to now foucs on Rosewill and read reviews and possible fixes for issues with x64 bit OS mybe this way i will be able to narrow my search a little better

Thanks
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16 Dec 2013   #9
Airbander

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

here is the page for all products from Rosewill
Newegg.com - Rosewill/RAID Enclosure / Subsystems
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16 Dec 2013   #10
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well, we all know that all the products will have their pros and cons. Even if the product is expensive or cheap. Our main concern is, which one to chose?

Even if Rosewill is "little" cheaper, it does not mean it would not have those qualities. Let me give you my own example. My wife bought a 500$ mobile and she loves it more than me.

And I have a cheap (but with all the features my wife's mobile has) mobile and I love both of them.


I will again suggest to go with Rosewill.
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