I am looking for suggestions / recommendations for two drive enclosures for 12TB SATA drives that will be connected to one or both of a Windows machine, and a Linux server.
They will be used primarily for backups, so speed is not critical per se (although faster is always better than slower of course!)
Ideally USB3, but if it had only USB2 and was much cheaper, then I could go with that (it won't really matter if file transfers take hours, as they will be backups being copied to the drive using RSync / RoboCopy to be taken off-site and then rotated over time).
I'd definitely consider a NAS, but I am guessing that will be much more expensive than a simple enclosure (but maybe not if buying two enclosures?) I wouldn't rule a NAS out though if the price differential was not too significant.
I'm very comfortable with the software / administration side of things, but I am not a hardware guy, hence looking for suggestions.
Not an enclosure, but a dock Orico Dual Bay 2.5" & 3.5" SATA to USB 3.0 - This lasted just over a year & then stopped working.
Once that stopped, I purchased this one instead Unitek Y-3026 USB3.0 to Dual Sata HDD Aluminium Docking Station with Offline clone function - so far had it about 6 months without issues.
I have used both docks with 1x16TB & 1x4TB. More recently I have acquired an enclosure from a Seagate 4TB desktop drive that the previous owner has shucked