Ahh, finally what I've been asking for: a 4-bay Thunderbolt enclosure that allows you to bring your own disks. I'm reserving excitement until I see just how much QNAP's JTB-400 is going to be, but for now I'm cautiously optimistic. The drive bays are hot swappable and can accommodate both 2.5" and 3.5" form factors. The chassis doesn't feature any hardware RAID controllers (Marvell is on SATA duty internally) so you'd have to rely on software RAID but it should be cheaper than Promise's Pegasus R4. The JTB-400's release is set for sometime in the next quarter. 

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  • bigtiny - Monday, June 18, 2012 - link

    remember, we're getting video/audio monitoring too, even without a pcie card and enclosure. Reply
  • Jeffops - Friday, December 14, 2012 - link

    So . . . it's December. Where is it? Reply
  • ManxStef - Monday, January 14, 2013 - link

    Here's the reply I got back from QNAP:

    "This project has been postponed because of Intel chipset support issue. We might start the product later this year but do not have any firm schedule yet. Thank you very much."

    Bit of a shame, but there we go.
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