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May 20, 2006 1:49:22 AM

does anyone know of any external hard drive enclosures that have space for 2 to 4 hard drives. my motherboard (a8n sli-premium) came with a neat little slot add-in card thingy that can allow you to connect two external sata hard drives outside of your case, and i figured in stead of using them for just hot swaps, that i might be able to make a nice external raid setup. maybe two 500 gig hard drives in raid 0? tempting, but i would need an enclosure for them if i wanted it to be any reasonable sort of setup. any ideas of specific products or just where to find them would be nice.
May 20, 2006 9:52:53 PM

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does anyone know of any external hard drive enclosures that have space for 2 to 4 hard drives. my motherboard (a8n sli-premium) came with a neat little slot add-in card thingy that can allow you to connect two external sata hard drives outside of your case, and i figured in stead of using them for just hot swaps, that i might be able to make a nice external raid setup. maybe two 500 gig hard drives in raid 0? tempting, but i would need an enclosure for them if i wanted it to be any reasonable sort of setup. any ideas of specific products or just where to find them would be nice.



They do exist:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Some tend to be expensive and not that great.

As far as external enclosures are concerned

SCSI is best followed by SATA, then 1394 and finally USB 2.0

Since SCSI is too expensive that leaves SATA, 1394 800 and 400, USB 2.0
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