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So here is my situation:

I currently have a 2TB external usb 3.0 WD drive, with all my information stored on it. I also have a small mitx board and mitx case, so my storage placement isn't very big.

I'd like to get at least another 2TB drive, so that i can start setting up some storage security (or whatever word best fits in here).

To get a barebones 2TB wd drive, is ~$130. But I would also like to either get a multiple-bay external storage option (keep my current case) or get a new case and store safely 2 or more hdds.

The problem is, a new case for me, that i'm looking at, would be $80-$100. And right now, newegg has a clearance sale of a multiple-bay external hdd enclosure + 2 TB wd hdd for $230.

Here is the storage enclosure. I would run it without any raid setup naturally, But i can't fin much in the way of people using it on the internet.

So does anyone have experience with this? and if so would you recommend it?
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I would personally go for a nas enclosure however they are a bit more spendy. nas is just more handy for a network solution however if it is just a personal solution I would say that you found quite a good bargain. no experience in having this product just thought i would put my 2 cents in
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I would personally go for a nas enclosure however they are a bit more spendy. nas is just more handy for a network solution however if it is just a personal solution I would say that you found quite a good bargain. no experience in having this product just thought i would put my 2 cents in

I have thought about nas, but my end goal is to have a ZFS raid z, which unless i build a custom nas myself (out of the question), i can't use ZFS.
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Personally, I would go with a bigger case. Just trade in your mITX case for a mATX case.

Those solutions have a higher risk of issues... compability, more wires, another PSU, etc.
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