I’m in the market for a simple DAS to be purchased within a week.
It will be used for short term storage of incoming data and hold parts of the hoard that I am actively using. This will also be the datastore I review & organize datasets before moving it to long term storage.
1. NO need or want of network access features (NAS).
2. Plug&Play via TB3/4 and/or USB (C) 3.2/1 preferred.
3. Hardware RAID preferred if raid support is included. (No desire to be stuck with proprietary appsthat will need to be config’d on each OS [Win, MacOS, & Debian.])
EDIT: I will be using this in JBOD (individual disk) mode. RAID is not a must. It is included as I wasnt able to find HW that stated JBOD (individual disk) mode is the OOB operation.
4. Prefer 5 or 8 bays. 4 Minimum.
So far I’m considering:
1. [QNAP’s TR-004](https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/tr-004) ([TL-D800C](https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/tl-d800c) ruled out as it requires QNAP’s software on each machine based on their response.)
2. [ORICO 3.5 inch 4 Bay Aluminum Alloy Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure (RS400RC3)](https://www.orico.me/product/orico-3-5-inch-4-bay-aluminum-alloy-type-c-hard-drive-enclosure-with-raid-and-silicone-cover-rs400rc3/)
3. [~~ORICO 3.5 inch 5 Bay Magnetic-type Type-C Hard Drive Enclosure (DS500C3)~~](https://www.orico.cc/us/product/detail/3569.html)Edit: Too many neg reviews regarding wake times of several minutes
Anyone have experience with these and/or recommendations for consideration?
Thanks for any helpful input.