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Looking for an external hard drive storage dock

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Not sure how to describe what I am looking for.

I have 2 mechanical hard drives with a large amount of media on them. I would like to find a device that allows me to stack them inside some kind of external hard drive enclosure and connect them via a single USB 3.0 cable to whichever computer I need to use them with.

Is there such a thing? Thermaltake had a dual bay device that allowed two hard drives to connect via USB 3.0 but I would prefer something that encloses the drives (and ideally something that takes more than two drives for eventual expansion).

Best case would be supporting 3 or 4 drives as the two I currently have are nearly full.



I found an Orico but its a bit more than I want to spend.

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Edited by Robilar - 8/10/13 at 3:11pm
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post #2 of 5
IS it something like this you're looking for?

http://www.ebuyer.com/434388-dual-bay-sata-external-hard-drive-enclosure-2-bay-usb-3-0-sat3520u3sr?utm_source=google&utm_medium=products&gclid=CISKlOfy87gCFcjKtAodLEkAQg

Edit : Also found this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-IcyBox-IB-3640SU3-External-4-Bay-JBOD-System-3-5-SATA-HDD-USB-3-0-/400517166393#vi-content
Edited by latelesley - 8/10/13 at 3:17pm
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That Icybox looks good. I saw a Vantec that was roughly the same price but a number of poor reviews.

Not available in Canada though mad.gif
Edited by Robilar - 8/10/13 at 3:22pm
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Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35 G-Sync 
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Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
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Well, from a quick google, I'm mainly finding the icybox (various models) or the startech stuff. They all seem pretty pricy though. sadsmiley.gif
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