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Karl W. 9:27pm, 29 March 2009
So I just bought a Western Digital Caviar 1tb to back up my back up "which is failing" I bought it off new egg today for $100, it's $20 off today from regular price.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

So now my question is which enclosure do I want to go with? I wanted to spend $50 max and maybe a dual bay enclosure. But all of the dual bays under $50 are usb only. Any suggestions for enclosures or entirely different things? I remember Brian got drobos or something but I'm looking at spending under $150 preferably.
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JulesAmeel PRO 9 years ago
i just got the nexstar mx dual bay raid system. I use raid 1 so i can back up my back up and i use it as a complete storage disk and my comp's as a scratch It works pretty slick the only problem ive had is that on my mac i couldnt format it to osx but fat32 works fine and it has eSATA woot! highly recommend.
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JulesAmeel PRO 9 years ago
oh they have a 60$ version that i believe has eSATA just not internal raiding
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maxcaven 9 years ago
I'm planing on buying a drobo
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Karl W. 9 years ago
i checked out the nexstar and the $60 one was just usb from what I could find. I'd hate to have to shell out $120 for a nice enclosure for a $100 drive. lol
could use carbonite ...off site back up 59 bucks a year
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I would get a little scared having my full rez or even Raw images stored on some server, somewhere out in cyberspace. Mainly because those companies can fold at any time and you might not get a chance to wipe the images out before hand and then what? Did they sell their servers? Did they wipe em clean before selling them? Did they bulk sell all of the files to some buyer in Uganda?

Holy Conspiracy Theory batman!

But seriously, I would be weary of online backups.
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Karl W. 9 years ago
I ended up buying a antec MX-1 external enclosure. It seems like one of the best for extended use external drive cases. Then I got a 1TB western digital calivar black drive. Along with a ExpressCard to esata card. Hopefully it works out all together. lol.

www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=NDc=
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