Reviews and Problems with StarTech 4 Bay External Hard Drive Array RAID Tower
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Works straight out of the box
5 February 2014
Summary: Very quick delivery, does it says it will. I wanted a caddy for various drives without the need for hot swapping but didn't want them RAID configured, just as they are and just pressing on gave me what I wanted.
Summary: Brilliant unit. I have mine configured with 4x1TB drives from differing manufacturers as a RAID 1+0 (not too efficient but more robust if a drive dies and quick data access). I've got my Aperture photo library and iTunes library on it connected to an iMac by USB 3.
Startech 4 Bay External Hard Drive Array RAID Tower
Kevin Robertson, Amazon
16 January 2014
Summary: After a few issues with the unit i.e. getting HD ERROR warning I found from reading other reviews on the web that initially you have to remove ALL drives, select the required mode, press the confirm button behind the unit and it will power itself down, insert the required amount of drives for the...
Summary: Haven't had it long enough to test its reliability, though to get it started was a pain as it originally had the bad drive light come up. The solution: 1). Turn off the enclosure and remove the drives 2).
Summary: Works as expected. I have two 4TB and two 3TB drives configured as RAID5, giving me just over 8TB of backup storage. It was easy to set up - select the mode, slot the drives in and power it up.
Summary: Found that if ANY drive is not formatted than the whole thing will NOT get recognized via USB 3 connection.So ensure you format al drives ( defeats the objective some what ie if you don't have nay other way to load a 3.5 internal HDD then how do you format it !!).
Summary: Just so easy to plug in, switch on and set up. Be clear this is not a NAS but a raid solution that plugs in to a PC. (SATA or USB2/3). That said it's simple to share across a network. Great value.