Hi, I would like to buy the 4 Bay Icy Dock external enclosure but first I have a bunch of questions about it. I would like to buy a 4-5 bay external enclosure that supports 3 TB Drives.
It's for 3.5" Sata Drives. I need 12 tb of storage space with the ability to add more storage space. I would buy two 4 bay Icy Dock external enclosures. Is the Icy Dock enclosure easy to setup? Do I just format the drives?
Does my computer need to support 3 TB? Do I need to buy anything for my 2 year old windows 7 computer or my 2 year old Mac Pro to get the enclosure to work?
Does the Icy Dock support mixing and matching of drives? I would like it to work with both my Mac and PC. I don't need a Raid setup.
The enclosure needs to have USB 2.0 or Firewire. Any other good 4-5 bay enclosures that you would recommend that supports 3 TB Drives?
Hi, please help, I want to make sure that I'm buying a good product. What do you guys think of the Quad Bay Icy Dock External Enclosure? Do I need to install the eSATA Port Multiplier in my PC if I want to use the eSATA connection? Does my PC have to support 3 TB drives for the enclosure to work? Is the Icy dock easy to set up? is it just plug and play or is there something else that I have to do to get it working? Anyone?
It needs PM ware supported to see more than one drive
There are TWO type of eSATA host:
Simple eSATA - one to one - mainly from AMD, Nvida, Intel...
PM supported eSATA - able to see more than one drive via PM technology - mainly support by Silicon Image, Marvell chipset
There are some manufactures claim SPAN and BIG (combine all drives as a BIG drive) is JBOD
That is a total stupid and mislead
I though you're interested in FireWire host connection for MAC and PC
Thanks. So if I bought the JBOD Enclosure then it would be looked at as one massive drive? so if one drive fails then I would lose all my data? Are there enclosures that would look at each drive individually and not one massive drive?