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Orico Releases HDD Enclosures That Hold Up to 10 HDDs

A Chinese company, Orico, has released three hard drive enclosures that can hold a number of hard drives, ranging from five to ten. The first, the 1088USJ3, holds up to ten 3.5" hard drives, the 8988USJ3 holds eight drives, and the 5988SUSJ3 can hold up to five hard drives.

All the units are powered by standard ATX power supplies, and they are built using matte black SECC steel enclosures.

The drives all have a SATA3 interface for 6 Gb/s of bandwidth, and all the units feature USB 3.0 connectivity except the 5988SUSJ3, which has USB 3.0 connectivity and eSATA connectivity. Sadly, the units do not have any form of RAID support, so each hard drive will be accessible as a single device. How many partitions the user creates on each drive can result in an insane number of accessible volumes through a single USB 3.0 connection.

The units will cost 1399¥ ($227), 1999¥ ($325), and 2399¥ ($390) for the 5988SUSJ3, 8988USJ3, and 1088USJ3, respectively, with no word on availability just yet.

  • abbadon_34
    I just use old cases. Why cubes never caught one i'll never know.
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  • Rune Olsen
    This is useless without Raid
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  • Wamphryi
    The only reason to have that many drives would be to run a RAID in my opinion. As it does not support RAID I could find no use for it. I suppose it may be possible to run a software driven RAID at OS level but that is not very inspiring for the price.
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  • mouse24
    Am I the only one that finds the price acceptable? I know I know you could just use some spare parts you have laying around to just make one of these. But assuming you don't have the parts these are quite nice for the price. I doubt you could grab a cheap case/mobo/cpu/psu for under 227/325 that had the same number of drive bays.
    Not to mention these would look cool as hell in a "server closet"
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  • Innocent_Bystander-1312890
    you could set it up as win8 storage space or RAID the drives from the system if I'm reading this right.
    IB
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  • CrArC
    10747475 said:
    This is useless without Raid

    I agree in general, but the price would be enormous if you built that functionality into an 8 or 10-bay chassis. Seeing as the drives are independently addressable there's little stopping you from setting up RAID with the individual volumes on the host machine.

    In its current configuration it's probably suited to users who want to run lots of individual drives (perhaps for VMs, or recording multiple video streams) and manually organise backups/mirroring of the drives in their host system's software.

    The bigger problem for me is network access. I wouldn't want that much potential storage to be local to one machine.

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  • Innocent_Bystander-1312890
    you could set it up as win8 storage space or RAID the drives from the system if I'm reading this right.
    IB
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  • drwho1
    This is very interesting .... not to mention USEFUL to me.
    I don't need RAID, in fact none of my drives are in RAID.
    I have been looking for something like this for a long time.
    I will definitely keep my eye on this.
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  • drwho1
    This is very interesting .... not to mention USEFUL to me.
    I don't need RAID, in fact none of my drives are in RAID.
    I have been looking for something like this for a long time.
    I will definitely keep my eye on this.
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  • Ro0ster
    So close to actually being useful. Without RAID, this solution has gimped itself. Sure, it's nice to have all that storage, now you just need to navigate through drives E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, and N. No thanks. I want one logical drive please.
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