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Thoughts on this guy? Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 1+0. I should point out it does not have USB 3.0, nor is it designed to be directly connected to a network (wirelessly or otherwise).

The one I've got is flawless, with original box and cables. Of course the 4 Western Digital drives have been installed since day one (around 4 months ago) and I've never had a problem with it. Only ever used the RAID 5 mode, which gives approximately 5.5TB of useable storage space. A fan spools up pretty loud on first start, but once internal checks are done it slows back down and is silent.

As suggested by the site linked below, it was designed to match the color of Mac computers and does so quite well.

Don't mind the prices on that website - I did buy the empty case from them but elected to save some cash and buy the drives elsewhere.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...g/MEQX2KIT0GB/

Anywho, suggestions are appreciated.
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Well, after some careful considerations and research - which was tough because all the sellers out there have the case which had the drives pre-installed - I would probably sell it for these prices:

☼ Case + Accessories + Drives = $260 + Shipping.
☼ Case + Accessories = $125 +Shipping.

Hope that helps.
 
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Dang...that's not really all that far off from what I was thinking. Which basically makes me question the worth of even selling the thing, even without needing the space. Even still, I'd rather make everything internal...

Maybe sell on a Mac forum?
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Maybe... But then you may have more luck if you sell the drives and enclosure separately on here or elsewhere. Will it support 2~3tb drives? O.o¿
 
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Maybe... But then you may have more luck if you sell the drives and enclosure separately on here or elsewhere. Will it support 2~3tb drives? O.o¿
It should support 3TB drives, at least that website is selling a version for a pretty ridiculous price.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...g/MEQX2T12.0S/

Figuring $300 for the bare case, that's around $205 per drive. It must be nice to take advantage of people...
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I'd say the prices gave by XPD541 are reasonable as it is not a NAS. Does yours have the upgraded firmware necessary for 3 TB drives? If not upgrade it as that will be a great selling point. I do think you would get more from a Mac forum.
 
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I'd say the prices gave by XPD541 are reasonable as it is not a NAS. Does yours have the upgraded firmware necessary for 3 TB drives? If not upgrade it as that will be a great selling point. I do think you would get more from a Mac forum.
Unknown, which probably means it isn't the most updated version. Thanks for the help guys, I've got some decisions to make...
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