Time for a “small” upgrade. The small box on the right is what I used to back up everything we have (then stored off-site). It holds 4x 2TB disk and has a built in hardware RAID controller (USB 2.0/eSATA connectivity). The box is great, but 8TB was getting pretty tight for monthly backups. So enter the big box.
This new RAID enclosure has 8 bays, and can hold 8x 3TB disk = 24TB. That should last a while. Still just populated with 4x 2TB for now, but now I can add disk as I need more backup space.
It’s also sporting USB 3.0 and SATA III connectivity which helps move the data that much faster.
Thanks CraigsList buyers for making this upgrade possible 😉 Speaking of which, the small box is going on CL soon.