MacGurus 2 Bay Burly USB3 + eSATA
Burly 2 Bay eSATA and USB3.0 has a USB 3 bridge that really gets along with Mac USB 3 buses. That is unusual today where most multi-drive enclosures have mounting problems.
USB3.0 and eSATA ports
Able to attach equally to USB 3 or eSATA is an added bonus. One note on eSATA is that it requires the host esATA bus to be port multiplier capable to see 2 individual JBOD drives. This enclosure is not bootable.
Fast. Over 300 MB/sec depending on configuration and drives used. With a pair of current Seagate 7200 RPM drives in a RAID 0 speeds were over 275 MB/sec.
Tray or Trayless drive mounting system
Drives can be swapped out easily, especially with the trayless drive bays where you open the door and the unit hands you the bare drive for swap. Like all USB enclosures, you must dismount both drives and power the enclosure off when swapping one or more drives.
It's a Burly!
That means that down the road, with any changes in need, you can swap out the bridge for a different connection type. Currently eSATA, MiniSAS, Firewire, USB3 are available. Tomorrow.... who knows what's next. You will be in position to decide for yourself if you own a Burly. The sturdiest, most maintainable storage you can buy. You can modify, repair, clean and change out parts as needed since the Burly is completely modular. Every part is individually available.
Personal observations: I am really pleased to finally have a USB 3.0 two drive bridge that gets along with Mac USB 3 buses and not just PCs. That has been an ongoing nightmare for the last 4 years with most USB devices coming up short. This USB 3.0 enclosure just works. I have noticed that it takes longer to mount drives on USB enclosures than on a pure eSATA or Thunderbolt storage system. Takes more patience when you power it up. And again, it is not bootable. ~Rick
PLEASE NOTE: Some Mac computers have experienced difficulties with mounting drives after updating to Sierra OS
- Supports up to 2 x SATA or SSDs - mixed drives ok
- USB 3.0 port
- eSATA Port
- Built in RAID controller for RAID0 or 1 (required for Windows RAID)
- Built in 80 Watt Auto Switching power supply (90-230 Volt)
- Internal 80W Power Supply 100-240V AC input
- OS independent - No Drivers
- Dimensions: 7"w x 11.3"d x 6.5"h
- Cooling: 1 external 80MM and 2 internal 40MM 12 volt fans
- Burly 2 Bay USB 3.0 and eSATA Enclosure
- All drive mounting parts needed for 2 drives
- Your choice of installed and tested drives
- 6 foot USB 3.0 AB cable
- 6 foot power cable
AJA Speed test connected USB 3.0 to a Mac Mini. Drives are a pair of Seagate HDD14 2TB drives in a Disk Utility software RAID0.
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