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Offline rejetto

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external box for multiple hard disk
« on: September 11, 2008, 03:39:58 PM »
Hi, i'm running out of disk space, so i will buy another external hard drive.
The point is that i'd like to have a single box with 2 or more HDs inside.
Do you know any?

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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 03:51:00 PM »
you can look at (it is an example found by google)

 http://www.esis.com.au/Adv3Acc/ExternalCasesfordrives.htmExternal Case with 4 x 5¼"

External Case with multiple 5¼" Bays (IDE) with an external interface connect to computer

External Case with 4 x 5¼" Bays (IDE) with Firewire i/f

but price is  :-[

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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 06:08:28 PM »
Need more space for data? This DualBay USB 2.0 external enclosure combines up to 2x SATA I or SATA II 1000 gigabyte (GB) hard disks each for a massive 2.0 terabyte (TB). The Dual Bay SATA Hot Swap JBOD Enclosure supports two hard drives of different sizes, brand & RPM so no need to waste puny smaller hard drives. A built-in powerful 4 x 4cm fan, provides excellent cooling and reliable operation. Also, the One Touch Backup and Secure Door with lock to ensure the safety of your precious data.1



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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 08:08:11 PM »
Wide choice to
http://www.lacie.com/support/index.htm?rid=10061


And if you are rich as CRESUS ;D
another link:
http://www.wiebetech.com/products/Forensic_RTX.php

Each bay has independent dual FireWire 800 ports and a single USB2 port.

Three SATA bays with TrayFree™ technology! Simply slide in a SATA drive and shut the door.

Specifications at:
http://www.wiebetech.com/products/specsheets/Forensic_RTX_spec.php
« Last Edit: September 15, 2008, 08:13:14 PM by mars »

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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 10:14:12 PM »
first, thank you guys for your time. :)
sadly, thinkgeek and lacie work only in RAID setup, and i don't want it. (cannot afford the mirrored configuration, and cannot trust the striped configuration)
i didn't verified others because they are too expensive.

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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 10:55:56 PM »
http://www.lacie.com/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10248
 it is the first example

Raid can dissociate hard drives! don't stop on this word ;)

http://www.lacie.com/download/manual/um_2bigdual_en.pdf

on page 20

In JBOD mode (Just a Bunch of Disks), the two
physical disks work as two independent hard drives in
one single housing so that two logical volumes mount
on the desktop.

important info: If one physical disk fails, its data
are become inaccessible, but the second disk continues
to work independently.

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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008, 11:14:31 PM »
you are right mars!
sadly they sell the box only with 2 disks inside.
i need to buy a box and eventually a 1TB disk.
the second slot would be for my current other disk.
buying the 2x500GB would result in no free slot, and i cannot afford the 2x1TB.

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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2008, 12:16:02 AM »
Drill a hole in your pc, o i forgot, you are on a laptopt  ::) ;D ..there is always: https://www1.elfa.se/elfa~eu_en/b2b/start.do do.
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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2008, 07:39:37 AM »
Disks did not require to have the same size, you can have one disk of 1Go and one of 500Mo, so according to the mode raid as you chosen, you can have two different partitions of 500 and 1000 Mb, or a single partition of 1500 Mo grouping together  both disks as if it ny had that of it the only one.

The only constraint is that both disks are the same type PATA or SATA or SCSI

In the case of a mirroring raid, the maximal size of the partition which can be created is the one of the smallest disk in that case particular. And I shall not speak here about the mode about RAID where the data are fairly distributed on each of the disks because for a good configuration Raid  are needed at least 4 disks also sizes if possible. ;)

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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2008, 09:45:11 AM »
i think you skipped this:
sadly they sell the box only with 2 disks inside.

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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2008, 12:07:39 AM »
So do you gonna carry this external harddrive around, or will it be (online) at home? Sorry for the late reply.
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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 12:15:50 AM »
99% home usage.
in the while i bought a 1000gb disk + cheap usb/esata box (single disk) (for 145€).


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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2008, 10:53:36 AM »
in the while i bought a 1000gb disk + cheap usb/esata box (single disk) (for 145€).

Smart way to avoid paying the Entertainement Industry Taxes on everything. That's the way go in France. What about Italy ?
Make it idiot-proof and I will make a better idiot

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Re: external box for multiple hard disk
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2008, 11:00:48 AM »
we too, have taxes on cd/dvd