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Enclosure for Ex-NAS harddrives

Hi storage experts

From a Synology NAS I am retiring two IronWolf HDDs (not IronWolf Pro) and I would like to use one or both drives in an enclosure as local USB storage for my Mac. (Ideally I'd use both HDDs a RAID 1 set in that USB enclosure.)

I don't want a NAS going over the network, just plain direkt USB storage. Can you recommend an enclosure for this?

Many thanks,
the QNAP TR-002 2-Bay NAS Expansion Module Enclosure is a good option for expanding the storage of your QNAP NAS or PC. It has the following features:

Two 3.5-inch SATA drive bays that support both HDDs and SSDs.
Hardware RAID 0 and 1 support for data redundancy and performance.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connectivity for up to 10 Gbps transfer speeds.
Hot-swappable drives for easy maintenance.
Disk modes: Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
System, fan, and drive failure monitoring with LED and audio alerts.
System sleep during USB cable disconnection and host device hibernation or shut down.
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QNAP TR002 2Bay NAS Expansion Module Enclosure
Here are some of the pros and cons of the QNAP TR-002 to help you decide if it's the right choice for you:


Easy to set up and use
Supports hardware RAID for data redundancy and performance
Hot-swappable drives for easy maintenance
Thanks heaps for your answer. I really appreciate you replying here! Smile

The QNAP is a bit too pricey for me. Maybe I drop the RAID feature: What are then good standard USB enclosures for Ex-NAS drives?

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