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415 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2013 12:27 PM by Sunnys-mommy RSS
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Jul 2, 2013 8:40 PM

I have 3 external hard drives (Lacie, 3T) that won't boot up.  I've been told that the hard drives themselves are okay, it's just that the enclosures aren't working.  I've been online looking for hard drive docks.  Some say they'll had 1T drives, others say they'll go up to 2T.  So does this mean that I'm out of luck since my drives are all 3T? 

 

Anyone can offer suggestions as to make and model and where to buy one? 

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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Jul 2, 2013 9:06 PM (in response to Sunnys-mommy)

    Maybe this one. Look for reviews; I have no personal experience with it, but generally the OWC house brands are OK.

     

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/NewerTech/FWU3ES2HDK/

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Jul 3, 2013 4:48 AM (in response to Sunnys-mommy)

    Btw, did you lose all three externals at the same time? That would be odd and you might want to investigate the cause of that before getting the dock.

  • stumbleone Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Jul 3, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to Sunnys-mommy)

    I have both the OWC Voyager Q (FW 800) and Voyager S3 (USB 3) docks and have had excellent experience with both.  I have a new 27" iMac which connects directly with USB 3 and via a Thunderbolt - FW 800 adapter.  Both work fine.  (Incidentally, USB 3 performance is faster than FW 800.)

     

    I used to buy external drives in various enclosures, USB 2, etc., but these docks make all that obsolete.  Get a dock and then get "bare" SATA drives which ends up being cheaper and more flexible.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)
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    Jul 7, 2013 2:53 AM (in response to Sunnys-mommy)

    Give them more carrots  (hay actually); that will keep them away from the cables. Glad to hear you figured it out.

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