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Does the grill on the unit top vent hot air? Wondered if locating the unit with a shelf directly above it would be an issue? 15 Sep 2014
Yes it does vent hot air from the top, however, I suggest you buy an alternative. Unless you are happy to turn it off at the plug when you want it to spin down, otherwise it is 'always on' despite what the seller claims.
i have 4 hdd which are SATA full of home movies in 4 different cases, could i add these to this enclosure as JBOD, i use a plug in play device 25 Aug 2014
I'm not totally sure of the question, but the discs obviously need to be in an un-housed state to fit the Hornettek. They will appear as 4 separate drives. The total capacity is 12 tbytes but you have to be careful how you format such discs to maintain compatibility when connected to a non computer media device such as a hi-end Smart TV. This is definitely the choice if it is going to be in full sight, and one of the cheapest options as well.
If I place four hard disk, how is the windo displays them, one drive per HD on the windows? 10 Aug 2014
It will appear as 4 separate drives in windows, e.g. D:, E:, F:, G: (depending on your current setup)
We're looking for a backup system for images etc-is it ok to backup to & then unplug from? We don't want t move it around, smthing wth more space. 3 Aug 2014
Yes I do a similar thing. Will be fine for what you want
Fits even 2.5 inch hdd ? What sizes ? Do i need some adapter, if yes, which one ? Thanks in advance. 9 Jul 2014
It has a small bracket at the back that screws onto a 3.5 HDD - this the only thing that holds the drive in place apart from the SATA connector itself I don't know if you could put an adapter in there to get a 2.5 drive in that would make a good connection the SATA connection I am using this with 4TB WD GREEN drives even though it only apparently supports up to 3TB drives
SATA III drives - Anyone using SATA III (not SATA II) in this? Hornettek website/manual contradicts itself on this & they don't answer emails 3 Jul 2014
I am using SATA III SSDs. No problems.
Can this enclosure take 4 x4Tb to support 16Tb 29 May 2014
NO...What it will take is upto12TB..That means 4x3TB hdd. For 3TB drives they must be GPTmode under Win7/Vista/Linux/Mac. If xp they must be 2TB or less. So choose GTP then NTFS to format. It is Plug n Play & Hot Swappable. I am Very Happy with mine.
JnDee™ 12V 6A 6 amp 72W DC POWER Supply ADAPTER Transformer ## Great For Powering LED Strip LED TAPE Lights ##. This link should lead u to a power supply on amazon that is suitable to use with the hornettek hub.The original power supply is only 5.4 amps so the 6 amps should be ample to power the hub properly. A 10 amp is not necessary
Does anyone know for certain if this would delete any of your pre-existing data as you put the drives into it? 23 Mar 2014
No.... the unit is a "dumb" drive container.... no software is activated on drive insertion to format the drives automatically without outside intervention. The user would have to use Disk Management, in Windows, to select and format the drive. Yesterday I moved drives, formatted in NTFS, that had data on them from my computer(s) to this unit and connected via eSATA and the drives showed up with data readable and intact.