Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have become quite popular over the last five years or so, but Direct Attached Storage (DAS) units were the go-to devices for consumers looking to store large amounts of data before that. The interfaces for these DAS units have evolved from USB 2.0 and Firewire to eSATA and nowadays, USB 3.x and Thunderbolt. What sort of performance numbers and features can we expect in a modern multi-bay DAS unit? What are the use-cases enabled by them in the modern computing ecosystem? Our review of the StarTech.com S358BU33ERM 8-bay USB 3.0 / eSATA hard drive enclosure provides some answers.
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