Here are two products I use daily, on special at OWC:
- Deal: OWC Thunderbay 4 12TB special or view all OWC Thunderbay 4 options
- Deal: TRIPP Lite USB 3.0 7+1 port USB3 hub
- Or, view all OWC weekend deals.
While I use the 20TB capacity Thunderbay 4, not everyone needs that much space and 12TB is a lot for most users. The TB4 can be run as 4 single drives or as a RAID-5 edition. The RAID-5 edition comes with SoftRAID, and can always revert to single drive usage if desired—entirely flexible.
The Tripp Lite 7+1 port USB3 hub I use every single day on my Mac Pro, ditto for the OWC Thunderbay 4 (five of 'em, though not all at once).
NOTE: The $179 price on the TRIPP LITE is list price. It usually sells for $62, so the price is modestly lower. This hub has worked flawlessly for me for nearly a year.