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hard decision for hard drives (looking for a new setup) 31 Aug 2014 18:27 #52017

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Hello hello,

still brainstorming for a monitor solution since there is like one Thunderbolt monitor on the market!
I defiantly need to start investing into a hard drive solution. So I had my experience with Lacie which I really don't care about anymore and G-Tech drives. That are pretty reliable.

I have been hearing allot about Drobo and Caldigit. I never really heard of Caldigit and seems they share the same enclosures with Lacie. But supposedly it is the same guy that founded G-Tech.

So what your experiences with Drobo and Caldigit vs G-Tech?

I'em looking for a working drive and a expandable solution for archiving. The Drobo B800FS look neat for a archival solution?

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hard decision for hard drives (looking for a new setup) 31 Aug 2014 21:29 #52032

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What is your price range?
What capacity are you looking for?
Are you looking for single drives enclosures, or RAID?
Personally I'd stay away from Drobo, they're throughput in the real world never impressed me much.

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hard decision for hard drives (looking for a new setup) 02 Sep 2014 08:32 #52064

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Thanks, for the Drobo info.

What about Caldigi any experience and anybody know if you can buy the drive module???

To bad that Promise or G-Tech don't over empty cases. I would like to take some of the drives out my Mac Pro.

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hard decision for hard drives (looking for a new setup) 02 Sep 2014 17:37 #52098

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I got a Pegasus P2 empty 4 bay and put my old MP's 4TB drives in it.
Also check Other World Computing (.com) for empty enclosures.
What type of enclosure are you looking for? USB 3 or T'bolt?

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hard decision for hard drives (looking for a new setup) 02 Sep 2014 21:50 #52110

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I would prefer Thunderbolt... but I seem not to find one.

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hard decision for hard drives (looking for a new setup) 02 Sep 2014 23:46 #52120

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Here they are.
eshop.macsales.com/item/Areca/ARC5026
eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB2IVKIT0GB/

I couldn't find the Promise Technologies, Pegasus2 R4 that comes empty. I wonder if they dropped that one?

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