Are you in the market for a new multi-drive enclosure? Business owners looking for a solution to their data storage problems often have to contend with integrating older computers and their built-in internal drives with external backup systems. Newer hard drives will provide greater capacity and faster file transfer speeds. But if there is no more room for additional internal drives in a PC, you will want to use a multi-drive enclosure to hold internal drives to create a new, do-it-yourself portable external drive. Multi-drive enclosures give your business the flexibility to add additional backup capacity quickly and efficiently, without having to swap out older but still serviceable internal drives inside the PC.
PC Connection provides an array of multi-drive enclosures made by top manufacturers such as CRU, Drobo, HP, Kingwin, Promise, StarTech.com, and Thermaltake. Options include the number of bays to store each internal drive, the type of storage controller used, chassis style, and connectivity. An enclosure is suitable for storing the latest solid-state internal hard drives as well as traditional drives that use spinning disc technology.
A common use for multi-drive enclosures is to install several internal drives and connect them into a redundant array of independent disks or RAID to boost performance and provide an added level of security and redundancy. Businesses may also set up a multi-drive enclosure with one internal drive used for archival files, one for the startup drive, and one for a backup drive. Because a multi-drive enclosure serves as a portable external drive, you can use it to quickly transfer files between computers.