There are few choices to merely access sata drives externally via thunderbolt.
usb3 is very-not-attractive especially when one’s device is thunderbolt equipped.
No raid frippery is wanted, thanks.
I’d like to add a [needlessly space consumptive] game(s) drive and portable it with me elsewhere(s).
Bunches of drives for NAS? Sure, but not this. I need only connect a single drive. No such option. Minimally two sata drives via thunderbolt.
Of the FEW options only StarTech had the foresight to provide for daisy chaining 🙂
For manyness of drives in NAS we only accept ZFS as should you. Apply the simple (minimum) ZFS rule:
2 gigs ram : 1 tb drive space
Please refrain from gushing raid5 tribalisms here.