I have an old computer that I don't use, it's several years old. It has multiple HDDs in it, but they are IDE connection so was not able to move into my new system. I know about external enclosures, but I'm looking for some kinda of enclosure that can hold 2-3 HDDs so that I can get access to the information on those drives
I'm sorry but i fail to see a question in this thread.
If you're looking for a PATA RAID DAS, good luck! You probably won't find it.
Its a terrible solution anyway, since the DAS cannot be used with any modern drive and only tiny old PATA drives you have at the moment. So you spend like 3 times as much as a 1.5TB drive, and still get lower reliability/speed/capacity and takes 6 times as much power also.
So are you sure you want to go in that direction? In my opinion, its a clear waste of your money and effort.
ok, how about you give me the difference in money to buy a 1.5TB HDD compared to 3 external HDD enclosures. I'm trying ot avoid 3 different ones, I just want one. But if you give me the difference, I'll buy the 1.5TB HDD
honestly, I don't remember. I haven't even turned on the old computer in over 1.5 years. I know there are some pictures and some other data that I want to get off it, after I do that, I'd just like to use them as external drives to hold seldom used files.
Well i suggest you just buy 1-disk DAS PATA enclosurues then, which are cheap and readily available. That way you can have your data off, use them as external disks, and still be affordable.
While with a 3-disk DAS/NAS you would need to look very hard for one that supports PATA as that means its non-hotswap and thats typically a feature these products desire. It would also be alot more costly, than just 3 PATA enclosurues.