ORICO 9558RU3 5-Bay RAID USB3 Enclosure 3.5" x 5 - £113.48 @ GearBest
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ORICO 9558RU3 5-Bay RAID USB3 Enclosure 3.5" x 5 - £113.48 @ GearBest

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Found 30th Sep 2017
Looking for an enclosure for 4 drives to run as JBOD. Stumbled across this which was cheaper and is also 5-bay capacity. Only around £8 for shipping to the UK. Much cheaper than eBay etc.

ORICO seems to be a good brand. I had a 2x bay one some years ago that was absolutely fine so I'm chuffed with this!!
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Is this just a multi drive USB 3 enclosure basically?

Edit, yes did some research would be ideal next to my server as a backup.
Edited by: "deleted1032520" 30th Sep 2017
Yes, but it has RAID 0/1/5/10 functionality.
djonesuk2 h, 22 m ago

Yes, but it has RAID 0/1/5/10 functionality.


I'd rather it just present the drives as JBOD and have my OS handle the raid, even if it does mean less performance, least then if the enclosure goes bang there's a greater chance of recovering some/all the data
good unit for the price
worried though that buying it through gearbest=no warranty

looking for a 5bay nas at the moment - might end up just building a diy nas in an itx case I have laying around
heat
You could pay less and get a second-hand HP Microserver:

Pros:
Cheaper
More flexible
Standalone

Cons:
Only gigabit by default, USB3 can be faster
Power consumption
Complexity
what about customs and handling chaeges? In before they 'never charge me', blah, blah, blah.
Edited by: "powerbrick" 1st Oct 2017
The Non-RAID version is under £100...

gearbest.com/oth…tml

Note: US Plug.
Edited by: "Berhwale" 1st Oct 2017
Would love something like this for my XBox especially as I now have ~3.5TB on the 5TB drive. I wish there was a way of backing it up (other than just copying each game manually to a spare disk periodically, which soooo painful and slow).
You could pay 46 quid less and get a £67 orico 4 bay top loader. Cons are exposed drives and less throughput but if you just want a cheap back-up system it's a lot less.

link: ORICO 6648US3-C USB 3.0 2.5
s.aliexpress.com/nEv…vYZ
(from AliExpress Android)
Berhwale8 h, 1 m ago

The Non-RAID version is under …The Non-RAID version is under £100...https://www.gearbest.com/other-pc-parts/pp_636757.htmlNote: US Plug.


Isnt compatible with 220V. The RAID version can be run in 'Clear RAID' mode which is exactly what I intend on doing, then just using Backblaze to have a copy in the cloud
I would strongly advise against using this type of enclosure with USB. I have a number of 4-bay enclosures from several manufacturers and all suffer problems when using USB. Most of the time they work fine, but when stressed with large files, or a transfer of many smaller files they can fall over. When they fall over they do so badly and I have always found data to be all but impossible to recover. The problem lies with the USB<-> SATA bridge chips.

I run all my enclosures using E-SATA and they never miss a beat, just as reliable as an internal drive. YMMV, but I have been running 4-bay enclosures for more than 8 years now, and have a current fleet of 10.

The Orico units do look well constructed, but I can't see any ESATA ones on Gearbest.
bytemaster1 h, 14 m ago

I would strongly advise against using this type of enclosure with USB. I …I would strongly advise against using this type of enclosure with USB. I have a number of 4-bay enclosures from several manufacturers and all suffer problems when using USB. Most of the time they work fine, but when stressed with large files, or a transfer of many smaller files they can fall over. When they fall over they do so badly and I have always found data to be all but impossible to recover. The problem lies with the USB<-> SATA bridge chips.I run all my enclosures using E-SATA and they never miss a beat, just as reliable as an internal drive. YMMV, but I have been running 4-bay enclosures for more than 8 years now, and have a current fleet of 10.The Orico units do look well constructed, but I can't see any ESATA ones on Gearbest.


Agree, I got a few 5 bay enclosure with USB and they tend to disconnect from time to time when transferring file and I have to unplug and replug just to get it work. Definitely something wrong with either the enclosure or the USB 3.0 chip set but even I update to the latest driver it does not do any help.

Switched to e-sata and never had a problem ever since. Definitely e-sata going forward.
Disable usb power saving windows mode?
bytemaster15 h, 20 m ago

I would strongly advise against using this type of enclosure with USB. I …I would strongly advise against using this type of enclosure with USB. I have a number of 4-bay enclosures from several manufacturers and all suffer problems when using USB. Most of the time they work fine, but when stressed with large files, or a transfer of many smaller files they can fall over. When they fall over they do so badly and I have always found data to be all but impossible to recover. The problem lies with the USB<-> SATA bridge chips.I run all my enclosures using E-SATA and they never miss a beat, just as reliable as an internal drive. YMMV, but I have been running 4-bay enclosures for more than 8 years now, and have a current fleet of 10.The Orico units do look well constructed, but I can't see any ESATA ones on Gearbest.



The 4 bay I posted above has e-sata if anybody is interested.
mogsog1st Oct

You could pay 46 quid less and get a £67 orico 4 bay top loader. Cons are …You could pay 46 quid less and get a £67 orico 4 bay top loader. Cons are exposed drives and less throughput but if you just want a cheap back-up system it's a lot less. link: ORICO 6648US3-C USB 3.0 2.5 http://s.aliexpress.com/nEvYFvYZ (from AliExpress Android)



To make sense of this as a backup device, you`d need to find/if/how well your USB3 port supported UASP, also how the external drives would appear (ideally as a contiguous empty space).
Not a fan of traditional backup
jasee29 m ago

To make sense of this as a backup device, you`d need to find/if/how well …To make sense of this as a backup device, you`d need to find/if/how well your USB3 port supported UASP, also how the external drives would appear (ideally as a contiguous empty space).Not a fan of traditional backup


A VERY bad idea to have all drives presented as a contiguous space by a proprietary controller. A single disk failure could lose all of your data. If you want a large synthetic drive then it is worth considering something like Drivepool, preferably with duplication for any important data.
bytemaster1 h, 0 m ago

A VERY bad idea to have all drives presented as a contiguous space by a …A VERY bad idea to have all drives presented as a contiguous space by a proprietary controller.


Agreed.
However the controller problem would exist anyway, particularly if the drives were over 2TBytes.
And, as I said, I`m not a fan of traditional backup where a number of disk partitions etc are backed up to a single file with with incrementional additions
bytemaster15 h, 23 m ago

A VERY bad idea to have all drives presented as a contiguous space by a …A VERY bad idea to have all drives presented as a contiguous space by a proprietary controller. A single disk failure could lose all of your data. If you want a large synthetic drive then it is worth considering something like Drivepool, preferably with duplication for any important data.

I use it with refs storage spaces on a three way mirror , I can move the drives to a internal sata connected environment and the drive pool shows the same. The device contains a jmicron sata to USB bridge. Fairly common no more proprietary than anything else similar. Link to the USB to sata bridge specs:
jmicron.com/PDF…pdf
Edited by: "mogsog" 7th Oct 2017
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