I realized that I was asking the wrong question. An external NVME SSD over USB-C would give me much better performance, and I really only need access to the large drives when rummaging through my full archive, rather than my working files.
The SSD would be quieter and faster than spinny drives, and would be excellent for first level "backup". In a while, when I run out of space on my current drives, I could build a new NAS for my everything archive, and relegate my current drives to offsite backup. > On Jul 18, 2023, at 10:05 AM, Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> wrote: > > When I got a trashcan mac I also got an OWC thunderbolt 2 external drive bay > to go with it. Unfortunately, not only is it a bit loud, but when I use it > as thunderbolt rather than USB it has a tendency to disconnect from my mac, > so that I'm constantly getting warnings about missing drives etc. > > Rather than investing in another external T-bolt bay, I want to get a USB-C > external drive bay, and just use a T-bolt to USB-C adapter. USB-C cables are > a lot less expensive, and I'll be able to use it with newer machines. > > I don't need RAID. At the moment my backup strategy uses multiple copies of > JBOD drives. I don't mind it being something that would allow me to switch > to RAID later, or I'll just invest in a newer NAS when it's time to retire my > older Synology. > > My main archive is large enough that I don't want to hang multiple external > drives off my computer. > > I need at least two drive bays, three or more would be better. > > Does anyone have experience with a good, quiet, preferably inexpensive, USB-C > external drive enclosure? > > > -- > Larry Colen > l...@red4est.com sent from ret13est > > > > -- > %(real_name)s Pentax-Discuss Mail List > To unsubscribe send an email to pdml-le...@pdml.net > to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow > the directions. > -- Larry Colen l...@red4est.com sent from ret13est -- %(real_name)s Pentax-Discuss Mail List To unsubscribe send an email to pdml-le...@pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.