It was relatively easy to add drives to the enclosure, although there were certainly enough steps in order to do it. But it wasn’t too time consuming and once it’s done it’s done.
My only negative comment about the enclosure is that it felt a little “cheap”. What do I mean by that? Well, it’s very plasticy, the front panel falls off every time you open it (not that this is a problem because you won’t be opening it very often) and I really didn’t like the hard drive handles very much.
That said, it does exactly what it says on the tin and it works well, so don’t let what I just said put you off at all.
Just make sure you read the instructions as I decided to skip the dip switch step in favour of using the menu options on the unit itself, only it didn’t work as expected, but that was my fault, not the enclosure’s fault! Simple a case of RTFM!
As for the price, it retails for £294.99 plus VAT.
I would have liked to see the price a little bit less than this as you can pick up a Synology box for the same price which has a lot more features built-in. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore this enclosure, far from it!You can learn more about the enclosure from the StarTech website