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Windows 7: Multibay harddrive enclosure

20 Jul 2011   #1
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Multibay harddrive enclosure

Can anyone suggest a cheap but good harddrive enclosure that holds at least 3 harddrives? Im really looking for 4 hdd holder, but 3 will be fine. I have looked on newegg and tigerdirect, but they all seem to have extra components that i dont need, like fans, and are very expensive. the one im currently using is an internal harddrive holder that i salvaged out of an old computer.

i am not trying to find a dock for making my (internal) harddrives hotswappable. i want to be able to move all of my harddrives at once, like as if they were all in a box, aka the enclosure


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20 Jul 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

LOL, I would've suggested both of those etailers. You might look into CDW r some other big IT company. I suspect they won't be less money than what Newegg and TD offer. Just tolerate the "extras"?
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21 Jul 2011   #3
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hope THIS helps
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23 Jul 2011   #4
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

oooohhhhh...., except i dont live in Australia . ill check other sites for the same thing
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24 Jul 2011   #5
razy60

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

is this the sort of thing,
Multi-bay case for 4 x IDE Hard disk drives (USB2.0) - Beige - Product Detail
Most of these cases seem to be about 100 plus

Main page
http://www.starmount.co.uk/category/238.html
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24 Jul 2011   #6
Coram Daes

W7x64P
 
 

The item in question is called backplane. There are of course those with or without fans and connectors, usually the fans are needed since the hdd's generates heat and the heat dissipation in a backplane is often smaller due to the construction.

I understand what you need, but you are most likely to find it, if at all, at your Chassis manufacturers site or reseller. The screws must fit the chassi somehow and even if they follow the IDE/SATA standard in regards to the HDD screws, that is another story.

A better solution from Razy60's link would be 5.25" SATA Backplanes for Multiple SATA Hard disk drives - Product Details

Another solution might be using a handmade thing I have seen in some builds.
Purchase steel bands, made for housing construction:

attach the drives to it and find a way to attach that package to the chassis.
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25 Jul 2011   #7
calccrypto

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

i finally found something that looks good: Newegg.com - XIGMATEK CCA-EMFCB-U01 4 in 3 HDD Cage Extra Hard Drive Bay

thanks all!
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26 Jul 2011   #8
Coram Daes

W7x64P
 
 

He he, thats hot...
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