I had 3 hard drives in my old desktop, which doesn't work anymore, and I'm mainly using a laptop now. I want to continue to use all the hard drives so I thought I'd get an external enclosure that can house all 3 hard drives. I've seen several options on hardware sites, but they generally seem pricey and get pretty poor ratings. Are these reliable?
Another option would be to get a single external enclosure and a new 1.5 TB HDD where I could transfer all the data from the 3 hard drives and even have plenty of spare space. This option also automatically creates a redundant back up of my data at the same time.
Which would be the smarter option? Cost-wise, they would come out to be quite similar, BTW.