Sabrent USB 3.0 4 Bay 2.5” Hard Drive/SSD Docking Station with Fan (DS-4SSD)

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    External Hard Drives, Computer Accessories & Peripherals, Hard Drive Enclosures, Hard Drive Accessories, Computers & Accessories, Electronics, Data Storage

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  • 9 Reviews
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  • March 19, 2018 First Seen Review Date
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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

SSD Enclosure recommendation? [R]

1 month, 1 week agoBlackenedPies posted submission on buildapc.
March 3, 2020

I have three extra SSDs lying around, and I would like to put it to use. I don't want it connected to my mobo at all times. I was looking for something like this bay but it's way too expensive. Is there something more budget friendlier that I can buy to keep my SSDs in one place and connect via USB-C to move stuff around when I need to? Thank you.

1 month, 1 week agoBlackenedPies posted comment on buildapc.
March 3, 2020

This is the cheapest 2.5" option: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711L68MS

I have one, and it works pretty well for HDDs, but note that you will be bandwidth limited when reading/writing to multiple at once due to it being USB 3.0. If you want USB 3.1 G.2 or faster, it'll be considerably more expensive for a single enclosure

"Dockable" USB-C case for 2,5"/M.2 SSDs [R]

1 month, 2 weeks agoISOandROMCollector posted submission on DataHoarder.
Feb. 28, 2020

Hi,

not sure if this is the right sub since most of you will mostly use more spacious 3,5" HDDs, but I am currently looking for external cases (preferably for 2,5" SSDs, M.2 will work as well) that can be used with a custom dock.

Basically something similar like the BLACKJET TX-4DS Dock System (https://www.atechflash.com/blackjettx4ds) but with standard USB-C ports on the enclosure and not necessarily 4 slots, 1-2 are perfectly fine.

Do you know if something like that exists? I couldn't find anything.

Thanks!

1 month, 2 weeks agoISOandROMCollector posted comment on DataHoarder.
Feb. 28, 2020

I goofed in my original response, which was about portable dual bay 2.5 and m.2 enclosures.

To give you a quick answer, I don't believe there is anything that has all of your features at a competitive price.

My two ideas for you: Here is the closest 2-bay enclosure I can find

https://www.amazon.com/Blackjet-VX-2SSD-Thunderbolt-Compatible-Supports/dp/B01B6YMFOC/ref=mp_s_a_1_15?keywords=2.5+raid+enclosure&qid=1582912365&sprefix=2.5+raid+enc&sr=8-15

Here is an example of a cheap(er) enclosure that has 4 bays and should be hotswappable, but doesn't meet the other requirements

https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Drive-Docking-Station-DS-4SSD/dp/B0711L68MS/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=2.5+raid+enclosure&qid=1582912365&sprefix=2.5+raid+enc&sr=8-4

Case for multiple 2.5" HDDs [R]

2 months, 3 weeks agoMy_Police_Box posted submission on techsupport.
Jan. 21, 2020

Hello!

I have 3, 2.5" hard drives from old laptops that I want to use as external storage for family photos and maybe backups. Instead of locking each into an external case I wanted to find a solution where I could put them into a single rig. Was looking into RAID setups by it seems that you have to have the same drives for it to work. I have different drives with different capacities and specs.

Is there a simple case with 4-6 bays just to hock up a few drives not in any specific array?

Would be nice if it would have just one USB cable coming out but not necessary.

Thanks :)

2 months, 3 weeks agoMy_Police_Box posted comment on techsupport.
Jan. 21, 2020

Maybe something like this is what you are looking for?

Cheap, fast gluster setup [R]

1 year, 4 months agoThecooldudex posted submission on DataHoarder.
Dec. 12, 2018

So I already have the following:

1) 10g switch 2) 8 250g SSDs 3) 3 500g SSDs

I'd like to build a cheap, fast 3 node gluster cluster! I can buy more disks to even the nodes out, etc.. But the main issue I'm having is I don't want to spend a ton on electricity and I also don't necessarily want to use ARM as they seem to be a bit limited AND I not aware of any way to cheaply use 10g on ARM. That's why I'm reaching out to see if there are any ideas I might be missing.. I'm definitely open to using something like an embedded ITX motherboard but most only have 2 SATA ports.. or if they have more ports they are only sata 2.

I was thinking of going with 3x Dell r610's but even at idle I'm looking at around 200 watts.

So looking for suggestions or ideas!

thanks, Mike

1 year, 4 months agoThecooldudex posted comment on DataHoarder.
Dec. 12, 2018

3x of these Sabrent USB 3.0 4 Bay 2.5” Hard Drive/SSD Docking Station with Fan (DS-4SSD) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711L68MS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1NDeCbKA93M5R

3x of these Intel BOXNUC8i5BEK1 Bean Canyon NUC Components Other https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GX67SBM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_5ODeCbMDG5HMD

3x of these Crucial 8GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/S (PC4-19200) SR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT8G4SFS824A https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BIWKP58/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SQDeCbS61KH26

3x of these CORSAIR FORCE Series MP300 120GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD Solid State Storage https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D9C2WPV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_IRDeCbZAMBYC9

And bing bam boom, you have yourself a lab that will sip power. Each use around 40 watts at max, and ~20 watts at idle. So 3x should use 60watts.

Looking for a physical solution of storing from 2 to 6 2.5' drives. [R]

1 year, 4 months agopazimpanet posted submission on DataHoarder.
Nov. 28, 2018

Good day!

TL:DR; I need some enclosure for 2-4-6 drives (2.5') which can be connected to PC via USB3.0 or Type C if this helps to eliminate the need of additional AC cable/doesn't cost fortune to future-proof myself.

The following "quote-spoiler" part has barely topic related explanation of my thoughts. Read if you have time/want to :)

Story: I'm not quite the Data Hoarder overall. I have big storages, which are connected directly to the TV with movies and series on them. Beside that I have separate storage drive, which is used for manual backup of important files from my family with additional "always there, never touch"/time capsule drive, which I access every three-six months to make a global backup of everything.

Situation: After several laptop purchases and manual upgrades of them to SSD's i've got plenty of 1TB 2.5' storages, which I either can sell or put them into my household as something useful. One huge idea I have for quite some time - I want to create some kind of home-cloud(accessible from Internet) or home-server(accessible locally only). That way I will be able to automate most of the backup needs + additional benefits to media accessibility & transfers of it.

Problem: I went on a search for best solution for me.

1st result - NAS. Too expensive for my needs/not enough features to prove the price "worthy".

2nd idea/result - attach drives manually directly to the router at home. Consumer grade routers aren't powerful enough for this task and more advanced ones cost just as much as NAS system.

3rd idea - Make a small server out of a Raspberry Pi or from used Computer and via some tweaks in transmission of my network make it a brain point between ISP, Router, Storages, Internet access Cloud solution, Local dumb-proof solution for data access via whatever it needs. Only problem in this is that I want to create a bicycle again all by myself.

4th idea - screw everything and optimize all I have already and slowly prepare to implement the 3rd idea.

I have four 2.5' HDDs, two of them are unused and two of them are inside of a legacy system which I barely use. I want to put them all into one small place and probably connect to each other. There are several problems however: most of them have a support of 3.5' drives, are bulky and look bigger than my actual PC or are just some installation for enormous cases and/or for server grades fridges.

Due to 3.5' drive support they get bulkier a lot more, than I need. Mostly because of that there's also air cooling solution included, which won't be needed with my type of use. Basically, those are just a mixed bag of trash between proper NAS system and simple plastic enclosure. Also, the 3.5' drives as I think (don't have any legit source of information but my thoughts, didn't google this) consume more electricity. With that in mind there is no way to exclude the huge AC controller and intend to use smaller ones.

So, at this point as I explained myself, my real need is in a 4 bay 2.5' drive solution, which can connect directly to PC and provide 500mbps troughput, for each or all of them. Combination should be as small as possible and be controlled with a single USB-A or USB-C. Best case scenario USB-C which eliminates the additional power cable requirement.

Thanks a lot in advance!

P.S. What I really would love to have - some kind of 4-8 bay system, which would stay somewhere in a corner and from where in case of a need I could take drive out (hot) and use it as external hard drive for myself. That would be even better, if we could have the cable built in into enclosure + enclosure would be able to connect directly to the mass-drive enclosure.

1 year, 4 months agopazimpanet posted comment on DataHoarder.
Nov. 28, 2018

I've had my eye on [this one](Sabrent USB 3.0 4 Bay 2.5” Hard Drive/SSD Docking Station with Fan (DS-4SSD) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711L68MS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_G1P.BbKQ19423), sounds like it might be exactly what you're looking for.

Is this laptop good enough for a Plex server ? [R]

1 year, 7 months agobatboy29011 posted submission on PleX.
Sept. 14, 2018

https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-envy-m6-p114dx-15-6-fx-8800p-6-gb-ram-1-tb-hdd-us/specs/ so I have this laptop lying around it's got a few upgrades 8GB of RAM, 2 TB HDD, I plan on changing out the wifi card to get 5 GHz or just getting a network adapter. The server won't be much more than my Fire Stick and maybe my girlfriend's house using it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0711L68MS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 for storage I was planning on leaving this plugged in along with the laptop.

Lastly, is there a way to transfer things over wifi to that laptop from say my desktop ? like a way to make a server to send the stuff over there ? is this a good idea for a small plex server or will I see bottlenecks ?

Can someone suggest a 4 Bay Raid 0 enclosure for 2.5" hdds? [R]

1 year, 7 months agoTheonlyS posted submission on DataHoarder.
Aug. 23, 2018

I'm a video editor who travels a lot for work, and I'm trying to find a portable solution for large, fast storage that is worth the price. I would go buy 4TB of SSD's, but between the price, the bottlenecks, and the limited amount of space (4tb is nothing when you're dealing with massive 4K or 6K Raw cineform files...), I think a Raid 0 is the better choice.

I'm trying to find an enclosure that can hold four 2.5 inch HDDs and has Raid 0 hardware. I found this dock that is the size I'd love, but it can only be rain in Raid 0 via software. However, I sometimes have to work between a mac and pc, so I wouldn't be able to easily go back and forth between the two.

https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Drive-Docking-Station-DS-4SSD/dp/B0711L68MS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1535051686&sr=8-3&keywords=sabrent+4-bay

This guy decided to make his own, which I've considered doing, but I'd first like to try to find something of a similar size.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isgHLLRd2_s

I'm not an expert, so please correct me if you think you have a better solution for this.
All suggestions are appreciated!

Portable Hoarding? [R]

1 year, 11 months agoxelu01 posted submission on DataHoarder.
May 12, 2018

Hello Everyone,

Stumbled upon this wonderful subreddit. I have a drobo 5c at home right now and have about 9 tb of data stored on it. Is there any mobile enclousres i could get that could store that much data? Internet is not great hear and is data capped. I travel for work a lot. I want be able to carry my data with my everywhere. Any possible solutions? I have tried searching for some solutions but most say do like two 2.5 drive each 5tb but i want to not separate my data like that if possible. Laptop drives fail more likely then desktop drives. It does not have to necessarily be laptop drives just want to be able to take my data anywhere but not have it to be heavy. Thank you very much for any assistance i can get.

1 year, 11 months agoxelu01 posted comment on DataHoarder.
May 13, 2018

I thought of that as well. I would like to do that if i can get a two bay enclosure thats small and i can carry it together. I saw this but would like to have it all as one drive but this does not support hardware raid.

https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-drive-Docking-Station-DS-4SSD/dp/B0711L68MS/ref=sr126?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1526228242&sr=1-26&keywords=hard+drive+enclosure

HDD Specs for Mining [R]

2 years ago_butchie_ posted submission on burstcoin.
March 19, 2018

I wanted to see if there is a minimum read / write speed for Burst Mining?

I found some Seagate External 6tb drives that I could pick up for 90 Dollars each. Model #: STEL6000100. Would these be good drives to work with or what is everyone else doing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

2 years ago_butchie_ posted comment on burstcoin.
March 19, 2018

Every little bit would help. Ultimately it doesn't matter whether you mine with 10x500GB drives or 1x5TB drive (with the exception of scan times/USB bus utilization).

If they are 2.5" drives you could look at something like this to simplify setup, although that's money you could buy Burst/HDD with.

https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-drive-Docking-Station-DS-4SSD/dp/B0711L68MS/ref=sr1fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1521481399&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=sabrent+2.5+dock