Tag Archives: RAID

Pimp Your Mac Pro To USB 3.0

Feel left out of the action of a growing number of USB 3.0 devices? HighPoint comes to the rescue and offers you the RocketU Quad USB 3.0 for Mac. The PCI-E card brings 4x USB 3.0 ports (5GB/s, type-A) to your Mac Pro. It supports up to 4 external USB HDD/SDD and handles RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and JBOD. Of course the thing is backwards compatible with older USB devices. Unfortunately there’s no price tag yet.

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Inexpensive Mass Storage

It isn’t as pretty as this shiny box but the Lian Li EX-503 trumps its own qualities. It’s fairly cheap (about $240), houses up to five hard drives and connects via eSATA or USB 3.0 to your Mac. (You can get a SATA to eSATA card for a few bucks, if you need high transfer speeds.) Another option is to wait for Thunderbolt to eSATA cables or use the USB port instead. The case supports different Raid configurations.

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Decent Storage for Mac Users

Here comes a great storage solution from Western Digital – decent size and nice design. The My Book Studio Edition II comes with 6 TB max and a variety of connections: FireWire 800/400, eSATA and USB 2.0. The thingy works with Time Machine, sports automatic backup software and supports several Raid configurations. The 6 TB storage sells for $550. There’s also a LAN-Version, The My Book World Edition II (price: $500 for 4 TB).

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