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Dual Bay Thunderbolt™ 2 Cactus Bridge Enclosure with Cable - Silver
Add up to 4TB of ultrafast storage to your MacBook® or other Thunderbolt™ equipped computer using this RAID-capable ThunderDUO Dual Bay Thunderbolt Enclosure from Monoprice!
This aluminum dual-bay enclosure accepts two 2.5" SATA drives with a maximum capacity of 2TB each. It accepts both hard drives and SSDs, with maximum thickness from 9.5 ~ 15 mm. It supports drives using the SATA 1.5Gbps, 3.0Gbps, or 6.0Gbps (SATA I, II, and III) interfaces for maximum flexibility in drive selection.
This aluminum enclosure includes two Thunderbolt ports, so you can use it to daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt enclosures. Thunderbolt provides data transfer rates up to 10Gbps, which is more than 60% faster than the SATA III interface.
The enclosure treats each drive as a separate volume and is capable of working with RAID software (not included). An AC power adapter and a Thunderbolt cable are also included.
- Supports 2.5" HDD and SSD models using the SATA I, II, or III interface
- Supports drives between 9.5 ~ 15 mm thick
- Supports drives from 20GB ~ 2TB capacity (each)
- Up to 10Gbps data transfer rate
- Supports volumes larger than 2TB using software RAID (not included)
- Aluminum enclosure with built-in cooling fan (21.0 dBA noise level)
- Includes two Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining devices
- Supports Mac® OS X® 10.7 or later
- Supports Windows® 7 and Windows 8
Note that this enclosure does NOT support the Seagate Constellation 15mm drives.
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|Supports Daisy Chaining||Yes|
|# of Drives||1 or 2|
|Drive Interface||SATA I, II, or III|
|Drive Capacity||20GB ~ 2TB each|
|Drive Dimensions||9.5 ~ 15 mm thick|
|Fan Noise Level||21.0dBA|
|Data Transfer Rate||up to 10Gbps|
|Dimensions||5.2" x 3.7" x 2.5" (13.3 x 9.3 x 6.3 cm)|
|Power Source||Thunderbolt bus or AC adapter|
|AC Adapter Input Power||100 ~ 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz|
|Case Input Power||+12 VDC, 4A|
|Operating Temperature||+41 ~ +95°F (+5 ~ +35°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-4 ~ +158°F (-20 ~ +70°C)|
|Relative Humidity||5 ~ 95% (non-condensing)|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X 10.7 or later, Windows 7, Windows 8|
|Regulatory Compliance||FCC, CE|
- 1x ThunderDUO enclosure
- 1x Thunderbolt cable
- 1x AC 12VDC/4A adapter
- 1x Setup guide
The screws included fit the Samsun EVO drive - but I did also install an older "spinning" drive that required larger screws. I don't see this as a negative though since Monoprice doesn't control the the sizing of instal screws OEMs use.
So, for the limited time I've had this, it's working perfectly and I'm super happy with it.
PROS: No hassle setup
Easy to install and remove drives
Included TB cable
CONS: None so far
PROS: - Beautiful case with easy access to drives
- Simple installation
CONS: - Annoyingly loud fan with variable speed whine
- Bus-only power requires both Thunderbolt connection (no daisy-chain)
- Included mounting screws didn't fit my drives
I'm running two 750GB SSDs which only achieve speeds of just under 400MB/sec, which is slower than another thunderbolt enclosure I have.
PROS: Compact, reasonably fast
CONS: Slightly noisy fan, drive trays rattle inside