- Oxford 924 Firewire 800 and USB2.0 Bridge board
2 SATAII drives per bridge.
- Uses High Speed SATA or SATAII Hard Drives
- Hotswap Trays and drives compatible with all MacGurus
Burly SATA Enclosures
-Drives and trays can be moved back and forth between enclosures
- Complete with Firewire 400, Firewire 800 and USB2 cables
- Compatible with any computer with any Firewire or USB port
- Platform non-specific - Works with any OS
Notes about Hotswap: The Oxford 924 bridge that is used in these enclosures is the best
performing and most trouble free bridge we have ever tested. It has one shortcoming at this time,
it isn't fully hotswap capable when it has its full compliment of 2 drives attached. When physically removing
one of the drives attached to the bridge, BOTH drives on that bridge should be dismounted first. Same procedure when
inserting a drive, the other drive should be dismounted first. On insertion, both drives will remount.
If this is not done, when you remove drive 2, drive 1 will
dismount and mount, pretty near instantly. That isn't really a big deal unless the drive is being accessed. But it can
certainly cause issue if an application is accessing it at the time. On a 4 bay, the top 2 drives are on one bridge,
the bottom 2 drives on a different bridge. Oxford has promised a fix in the firmware in the future.
It never crossed their minds that we would need that feature before. (engineers!)
Standard Trays are simple and
low key. Personally I like these trays without bells and whistles. Each tray has built in drive
power and drive activity lights, so
you know which drives are working and which aren't. Drive tray fully surrounds drive when out of the Burly.
Trayless Bays - Use no drive trays at all. Slip your bare drive in and close the door. Simple system that works. Be aware, you are handling a bare drive when out of the bay. Antistatic drive boxes are recommended when drives are stored.
LCD Display Trays for those who need some direct monitoring of drive
status. The display is pictured at
right. It displays drive activity, drive temperature and fan operation for each
drive. Also has audible overtemp and fan failure alarms.
Hotswap trays protect your drives when out of the Burly by completely surrounding them in an aluminum box. You can label them, carry them with you, or stack them on a shelf.
Standard and LCD Drive Trays
Open Trayless Bay
|Stackable Storage Boxes
Note: LCD trays will not work in standard bays. The reverse does work, standard trays work perfectly in LCD bays. So if you have an LCD equipped enclosure you can purchase additional LCD or standard trays. If you have a standard tray equipped enclosure you can only use standard trays.
Installed Hard Drives from Seagate or Hitachi. You
can get your Burly with or without hard drive installed. These are top of the
line retail drives with a 3 year warranty.
We will have our technicians install and test
any hard drive, either by selecting an enclosure with a hard drive here or by
selecting any SATA hard drive from MacGurus
SATA Hard Drive page.