GMAX 2-Bay Alloy HDD Enclosure SATA, FW800, FW400, USB2 - £26.74 delivered @ Expansys - HotUKDeals
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Just received one of these. Please note that aperantly there is max 2 x 1Tb limit what is not menioned in description. Though very good price for FW800 2 HDD enclosure.

Description

The GMAX 2-Bay Alloy External Hard Drive Enclosure is ultra-stylish and has space for 2 SATA hard drives.

When you put two SATA drives inside the enclosure (minimum of 2 drives required to use this enclosure), the controller spans the capacity to make one large volume visible to your operating system. You can use drives of different capacities - there are no drivers required and it will work with Mac OSX and Windows XP upwards.

The back of the unit has 1 x USB 2 port, 1 x Firewire 400 port and 2 x Firewire 800 port.

In the box:
2-Bay Enclosure
1 x USB cable
1 x Firewire 400-400 cable
1 x Firewire 800-800 cable
1 x power block with UK and US plugs

Technical Details
Supports 2 pcs of 3.5" SATA HDDs
Output:
- USB2.0 x1
- Firewire 400 x1
- Firewire 800 x 2
Kit includes :
Drive Enclosure, USB cable x1, Firewire 400-400 cable x1, Firewire 800-800 cable x 1
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#1
http://i.expansys.com/i/b/b189769.jpg
#2
Also if anyone can find a new firmware that supports HDD above 1Tb please post a link.
#3
nice looking unit
#4
Good price and looks good too,
but am wary: what if one drive fails?
#5
Nice :)
#6
yes great deal
bought two last week
didnt post here because i didnt think there woudl be many raters...my bad!

However
one of them has failed..the speed of transfer was comign up at only 500kb..well slow considering how much i got to trasnfer!

have emailed expansysa few day ago and no reply..slow customer service
#7
Love the specs of this and the price. I am slightly worried about Acidforums issues with it though.

I wanted something like this but preferably something that would give me raid 1+0 reliability, Not just span the info across 2 discs.

Heat Added anyway.
#8
agree
i was watchign it for a while
it was at £29.99 here and amazon for a long time
so at this price i couldnt argue!
#9
No eSATA ?
No USB 3.0

simply not worth considering, retailers are going to be dumping these like their stolen in the next few months as the new formats are here
#10
Expansys have this drive enclosure in their Amazon shop with slightly cheaper P&P. I just bought one there for a total price of £16.87 at the checkout.
#11
Mine has just failed, need to check the disks/controller to see which it is.

Did anyone find an updated firmware for this to increase the max beyond 2x1TB ?.

thanks

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