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Looking at upgrading my Mac Pro and I need to use my current 4 hard drives from my old one. What would be a good drive enclosure for these?
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I suppose it rather depends on what you are upgrading to... and what type of drives they are - I assume SATA.

Either way you have the choice of individual enclosures for each and daisy-chaining them or there are a also multi-bay enclosures out there including a couple that will house 4 disks at around $100. I haven't used any of them but I have encountered external hard drive docks which are considerably cheaper at $30 upwards.

Have a look here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TWIN-IDE-SATA-HDD-HARD-DRIVE-DISK-DOCK-DOCKING-STATION-/230475517274
I have used this one (or one very like it)

http://www.startech.com/HDD/Docking/


Haven't used any of these but a quick google has revealed these multi-disk enclosures:
http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/4bay-Hard-Disk-case-RAID-external_516378692.html

http://vr-zone.com/articles/icy-dock-announces-mb561us-4s-1-quad-bay-sata-external-enclosure/8954.html?TB_iframe=true&height=650&width=850

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=4272&Nav=|c:4269|&Sort=3&Recs=10

http://www.vantecusa.com/en/product/view_detail/488

http://www.startech.com/HDD/Enclosures/4-Bay-External-Hard-Drive-Array-RAID-Tower-eSATA-USB-3-Enclosure~SAT3540U3ER
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