Author Topic: 5-Bay HDD USB3.0 Enclosure to Synology NAS connection, will it work?  (Read 286 times)

Offline Mr. Bungle

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Got a question for someone who might have experience with this since Google isn't turning up any specifically relevant results about it: I'm planning on consolidating all my external DAS USB 3.0 drives into a single 5-Bay USB 3.0 enclosure. It's the ORICO 9558U3 5bay 3.5in HDD USB3.0 Enclosure .



I was wondering that if I connected the 5-bay enclosure to my Synology NAS via a single USB 3.0 connection, would each of the five HDD volumes be properly detected by DSM? The ORICO 9558U3 does not support RAID by the way.

Thanks!

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hey, this looks interesting...should be easier than a bunch of external hdd's...
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Offline Mr. Bungle

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I was reading some reviews of the product over at amazon and newegg. Apparently, there are some users who complained that these enclosures killed their drives. They didn't give enough details if it's because of user error or a product defect. Regardless, I've abandoned this plan for the moment because this enclosure is relatively expensive and I don't want to risk losing my drives to it.

Anyway, I did a little experiment with my NAS by connecting all five external drives to it using a USB hub and it worked. The each drive was detected and accessible. The only problem is that they have to be re-indexed every time they're plugged in which takes a lot of time before the media files are accessible by my streaming devices.

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I was reading some reviews of the product over at amazon and newegg. Apparently, there are some users who complained that these enclosures killed their drives. They didn't give enough details if it's because of user error or a product defect. Regardless, I've abandoned this plan for the moment because this enclosure is relatively expensive and I don't want to risk losing my drives to it.

Anyway, I did a little experiment with my NAS by connecting all five external drives to it using a USB hub and it worked. The each drive was detected and accessible. The only problem is that they have to be re-indexed every time they're plugged in which takes a lot of time before the media files are accessible by my streaming devices.
My setup is 4 x 4tb in a 4bay Probox and exhibits the same thing. It re-indexes Every time I turn it on. Longer wait time of you've placed or taken out a new file

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I think indexing is needed only if you use DLNA or Plex to stream content from the NAS. If you're using only Kodi via network folder share you won't need to have the media files indexed and can turn off indexing on the external drives.

Offline wheelee

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plan to do teh same, only for docking & file retrieval
but will get this model
http://au.orico.cc/goods.php?id=6171

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are there still those that hold IDE drives? i've got a bunch of old IDE HDD's that i'd like to check...
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^ lol I might need to do the same. A few years ago I already migrated the contents of my old IDE HDDs to some newer 2GB SATAs... which were unfortunately WD Greens lol

Now the Greens are all dead and I might need to go back to the old IDEs to get my stuff again.
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