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Hornettek Enterprise 4X (Quad Bay Enclosure/12TB Maximum Capacity/Hot Swappable)

by Hornettek, From Storage Depot
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
Price: 92.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Single enclosure which accepts 4 SATA disks at once
  • Connect to PC via USB3.0 or eSATA
  • Accepts up to four 3TB SATA hard drives (total capacity 12TB!)
  • Lightweight with fantastic cooling
  • Power features enable power down when PC is off
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Hornettek Enterprise 4X (Quad Bay Enclosure/12TB Maximum Capacity/Hot Swappable) + Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive
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Technical Details
BrandHornettek, From Storage Depot
Item Weight2.4 Kg
Product Dimensions26 x 23 x 21.2 cm
Item model numberHT-3402U3
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 8,439 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 Kg
Date First Available19 Jan 2012
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Product Description

The Enterprise 4 bay hard drive enclosure from Hornettek is the ultimate solution to fulfil your need for a user friendly, large capacity, hard drive storage device. The unique thing about the Hornettek Enterprise 4x enclosure is that the disks are seen individually. All too often, as soon as enclosure manufacturers have two disks in an enclosure, they force you to add RAID - either mirroring the disks or striping them. This adds to the cost and complexity of the case. Hornettek have taken a different approach. By having the enclosure as a 4 bay storage bay, the flexibility is greatly improved and the cost is reduced. You can purchase one disk, add another later and a 3rd and 4th when required. You can also remove disks and replace them with additional disks should you need to access even MORE disks! By utilizing high performance USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces, the Enterprise can provide up to 200MB/s data transfer speed. The USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports. The Enterprise supports up to 12TB (4x3TB) hard drives without any additional hardware configurations. Simply insert the hard drives into the enclosure and the computer will automatically detect all of them in seconds! The Enterprise is equipped with an energy saving design which can reduce power consumption by up to 25% compared to other devices. Light weight yet durable, the revolutionary Spaceship design and innovative cooling structure allows fresh air to circulate via an 80mm adjustable speed cooling fan, reducing HDD heat by up to 33%. Smart auto power allows the device to automatically sleep when the PC is turned off and awaken when the PC is turned on. Note that if you use the eSATA connection, your eSATA port needs to have a port-multiplier. If the eSATA port does not support port multiplication, then you will only see 1 disk. This is not relevant if you connected via USB. Contact Storage Depot Ltd if you have any queries. Not suitable for use with Apple computers

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serioulsy Good 31 July 2012
By jaycee
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This is one serious bit of kit! I've just changed from a Tower PC with 3 internal drives to a MacBook Pro and needed somewhere to put the drives. The device was housed in stout packaging, which Amazon seem to think needed to put inside another box about 4 times the size along with some paper filler, but that's all for the good.

Delivery was on time, I'd asked for next day delivery and received an email from the shippers to say that it would be delivered between 8 and 9 the following morning and they were spot on.

Installation was a piece of cake and took about 10 minutes to install all three. Apart from the fact that it just works it's very well constructed looks really good and it's pleasantly quiet as well.

If you search Amazon you will find many other multi-drive enclosures, but most set them up in some form of raid configuration, which I didn't want. All three show as separate drives on my desktop; one has been set for Apples Timeline backup system.

Wasn't sure when I placed the order but I'm very glad I did now. Well done everyone; highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Just got this yesterday and immediately installed 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda HDDs and overall it works great, just one minor potential flaw in the product - the AC/DC adapter is just 5.42 Amps output rated, yet the disk drives that I'm using are 1.5A each (5V x 0.75A + 12V x 0.75A) so 4 of these internal HDD = 6 Amps. That's more current than the electrical supply lead will allow!

Solution: replace the power supply adapter with a 12V 10A one for about 7 to 8.

This product was designed 4 or 5 years ago when Seagate and other disk drives were 5-volt @ 0.75-amps + 12-volt @ 0.43-amps, thus when this product was first launched 4 x 3TB drives would use just 4.72 Amps {(0.75+0.43) x 4 = 4.72} so 5.42 was more than ample. No longer the case though. However this is easily rectified at a small cost.

The higher 'draw' in the current on newer HDD will cause the unit to drop-off from the PC under heavy load. Current is more important than voltage or wattage ( Watts = Voltage x Amperage). Amps are very important as they represent the flow of electricity and when this is too high for the PSU = problems. Hence 4-Stars and not 5.

Anyway, that aside this is a great product. Aluminium casing (apart from top/bottom) and not plastic like others have stated. I used this non-stop yesterday for 11 hours and copied 4TB of data across and it never even became warm, it remained cold to the touch.

The auto-fan works well and did not need to be manually adjusted.

Noise is non-existent, totally silent operation. At one point I pressed my ear to the side of the unit and all I heard was a small slight humming sound (barely audible).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast and Cool 4 Oct 2012
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Love the style and it seems to work very well.

i've got this configured as a media hub for MediaBrowser in WMC7 & a Plex Server and works very well.

I'm only using it on USB 2.0 but connection is solid on both my Win7 HTPC & my Mac.

- if this was 70 i would but 2 more right now but 95 means i'm looking at the 2 bay Enterprise model here on Amazon (Hornettek Enterprise 2X Pro (HT-3202U3R) 2-Bay RAID HDD ENCLOSURE) for 50 to expand.

Also 6TB+ of data takes forever to transfer over USB2.0 so upgrade to USB3.0/eSATA

overall this beats any other USB caddy or 2/4 Bay JBOD unit out there - i did look at DROBO but was put off with price - NAS Boxes start around 50 for 2 Bay but the 4 Bay ( that i wanted ) start at much more! and besides the 50 NAS Boxes do look cheap and nasty.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product 22 Aug 2012
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Fine delivery - no problems
Works like a gem .. have 4x3TB WD disks connected to a Intel SS-4200 WHS V1 server via E-sata - no problems - all disks are recognised.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product - Great Price 23 April 2012
The Hornettek Enterprise 4X is the ideal answer to a niggling problem that I have. How to access many disks at once? I have a number of SATA hard drives which I need access to - I store photos mostly, but some video and work stuff. And I like to keep backup copies. However, as the years have gone by I have acquired a mis-mash of internal and external disks. I tried getting caddies for the internal disks but then I have so many power supplies and cables coming from the disk its crazy.

I started looking at multi bay enclosures - two and four bay cases, but nothing really sprang out at me - most of the cases use RAID and are very expensive.

Fortunately, I found the 4 bay Hornettek case while searching on Amazon, and what a stroke of luck that was.

Firstly, its very inexpensive. I paid around 90 for it. Secondly, it has no RAID gubbins included. This means that I can do what I like with my disks, not what the case manufacturer wants me to do.

If I want 4 disks in the case, I put 4 disks in. If I want to mirror two disks, I can do that via my PC's software.

Secondly, and a nice surprise, it has a USB3.0 and eSATA connection - I have upgraded my PC to USB3.0 but I believe eSATA is faster. Anyhow, there is a choice should you need it.

Thirdly, installing disks is really easy - it takes just a second to pop a disk into the caddy, and push the caddy into the Exnterprise 4x. You can screw the disk in if you wish, but I'm a bit lazy and change the disks a lot so I don't bother with this.

The case has a nice big fan which you can switch off - I leave it on when using it - doesn't make much noise and I think with 4 disks, there is a lot of heat so prefer to keep it on.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Painless expansion
drives fitted easily, USB3 connection made and power applied and - Bingo! four extra drives. No monkeying about inside the Tower trying to make cables stretch far enough to reach. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mr Ian P Birchenough
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to set up
It looks good set up next to the screen and was quite straightforward to put together. When I plugged it in to the computer all the drives were recognised without issue. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Frank
4.0 out of 5 stars Extend your data with this !!
Was going to give this 5 stars straight off the bat... but a few niggles, very slight, meant the loss of 1 star :(
Arrived on scheduled day.... very early ... Read more
Published 28 days ago by A Stephens
1.0 out of 5 stars connection issues
When it works, this product is fine, when it works....
I have 3 SSD's inside totalling 8 TB. Randomly, the lights on bay 1 and 3 will start to flash and my pc wont be able to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine
The 4 bay enclosure works as expected although I'm disappointed by TV can't recognise the drives in this thing at all. and unfortunately it doesn't have DLNA feature. Read more
Published 1 month ago by O. Pham
5.0 out of 5 stars Hornettek Enterprise, Brilliant Piece Of Kit.
The item arrived a day earlier than expected and was well packaged.
Extremely simple to set up, I had four spare Sata drives and it took me about 10 minutes to have the whole... Read more
Published 1 month ago by MIJ1701
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant!
This unit is fantastic.It's easy to set up with no configuration required. The unit runs very cool even when in constant use. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Christopher Pettet
1.0 out of 5 stars Problems with Mac
As many have noted (both here and on the Apple forums), random ejects of hard drive volumes seem to be a persistent problem with lots of multi-disk enclosures on OSX, and this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Martin Russ
4.0 out of 5 stars Mac owners - what you need to know.

As many others have put in this thread there is an issue with this unit and the Mac, I have identified 3 conditions

- the mac goes to sleep the drives... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. P. D. Holden
5.0 out of 5 stars Great device
The Enterprise 4X is just what I was looking for.

Had 4 different desktop external HDDs using up my USB ports & plug sockets. Read more
Published 1 month ago by craigus
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