3TB drives & USB Mini HDD Enclosure

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penygent
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by penygent » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:46 am
Hi, I recently brought the USB Mini HDD enclosure (42787) to go with my Mac mini. However after fitting a WD 3TB drive in the enclosure the drive first reported the disk as 750GB & failed to format / initialise. After powering it off & trying again it reported it as a 1TB drive & again failed to format. I checked the 3TB disk in a Mac Pro where it was instantly recognised correctly & could be formatted. Putting it back in the enclosure and again the disk was not recognised.

Is there some issue with this enclosure and 3TB drives? I tried a 2TB drive in the enclosure and this seems to work ok.

Thanks for any advice.

 

LINDY Shippers
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by LINDY Shippers » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:31 am
Hello,

I will contact our factory to see if this enclosure has any known problems with 3TB disks.

Chris

 

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by penygent » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:43 pm
Hi Chris, any update?

Regards

 

penygent
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by penygent » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:46 pm
Update - the 2TB drive has now started to randomly disconnect. I am forced to restart the enclosure and/or disconnect it. This happens repeatedly.

The only drive I can get to reliably work in the enclosure is a 500GB IDE drive. It seems drives over 750GB are not supported, this is hinted at with other similar enclosure NAS drives from Lindy?

Any suggestions?

 

LINDY Shippers
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by LINDY Shippers » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:23 am
Hi,

I will chaise an update for you.

750GB is the limit for the nas unit, which looks identical.

Chris
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