Wednesday, November 16th 2011

ORICO Working On Thunderbolt HDD Enclosures

Even as the ecosystem of devices that use Thunderbolt interconnect grows at a snail's pace, there are companies such as ORICO from China that have ideas to take Thunderbolt-attached storage forward. It unveiled CGI sketches of products its working on, 3.5-inch SATA hard drive enclosures. Available in sizes of 1, 2, 4, and 5 drives; these enclosures connect installed hard drives to the system over Thunderbolt, some of the larger variants feature two connectors, to allow Thunderbolt daisy-chaining with other devices and displays. The enclosures make use of aluminum bodies, and draw power from external power bricks. The company didn't give out any more information.

Source: Expreview
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6 Comments on ORICO Working On Thunderbolt HDD Enclosures

#1
xaira
since thunderbolt is 2.5 GB/s magnetic drives dont make that much sense on this interface, if the 5 drive box has raid it is the only one that makes sense really, do love the aesthetics though
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#2
jsfitz54
MAC people need this choice. Thunderbolt is either underutilized or already obsolete.

Very good looking cases. Like the hinged hard drive access ports. Blue LED seems soft in brightness.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Last pic on the right hand side looks like a portable airconditioner or mini-fridge unit.

I dig the look dawg
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#4
shb-
I would like one of those, because those 7.2/10K rpm internal drives sometimes goes mad (becomes louder/vibrate more). It would be nice just to put them all out of my precious case so they can vibrate somewhere else, jet providing the same speed.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: shb-
I would like one of those, because those 7.2/10K rpm internal drives sometimes goes mad (becomes louder/vibrate more). It would be nice just to put them all out of my precious case so they can vibrate somewhere else, jet providing the same speed.
Or you could just buy some rubber grommets and that should fix the problem with vibration.

In fact most decent PC cases come with HDD trays to screw your drives onto that HAVE these rubber grommets.
these cases have been around for years.
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#6
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: xaira
since thunderbolt is 2.5 GB/s magnetic drives dont make that much sense on this interface, if the 5 drive box has raid it is the only one that makes sense really, do love the aesthetics though
They do if you daisy chain them.

But just like putting a 2 port SATA controller in a PCI-E x1 slot, the slot might be faster than you need, but the next option down isn't, so you use the PCI-E x1 slot.
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