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Windows 7: Help requested in selecting a hard drive enclosure(multiple drives)

17 Aug 2012   #1
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Help requested in selecting a hard drive enclosure(multiple drives)

I have Windows 7 pro, 64 bit.

I own several external hard drives. I am interested in purchasing a single enclosure device that can hold(and operate) all of these drives.

Most of the drives that I am using are Western Digital 3TB with the fast transfer speed(6Gb/Sec). In case you need to see the full specs, here you go

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136874

Now, I do NOT want to implement any type of virtualization technology. I am not looking to set up a RAID or anything like that. I want each hard drive to remain its own individual data, separate from the other drives.

Preferably, I would like to find something.....
- capacity of 8 hard drives
- eSata connection AND USB 3.0

Thoughts, suggestions, ideas?

Thanks!

TC


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17 Aug 2012   #2
Anthony

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03 Sep 2012   #3
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That one does look pretty good. I especially like the hot swap functionality.

However, it appears that it can only hold up to 4 drives. Is that true? I really need something that can hold more than that.

What about this device? Would this work? Should I give it a try? Does anybody have any experience with this brand(Mediasonic)?

Newegg.com - Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 3.5" Black USB3.0 & eSATA ProBox 8 Bay External Hard Drive Enclosure

Thanks,

TC
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08 Oct 2012   #4
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Anybody?

TC
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 Help requested in selecting a hard drive enclosure(multiple drives)




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