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Old February 2, 2011, 09:50 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Mediasonic HFR2-SU2S2 Pro RAID Box 4 Bay 3.5IN SATA Drive RAID Enclosure USB2.0 eSATA Black - HFR2-SU2S2 In Canada.

I've got no experience with raid or anything raid related so I thought I should start with something wrong. I would plan to fill this up with WD 2TB Greens and disable the header parking feature on them so I don't have drives randomly falling out of the raid set up (I would like to try raid 5 on this) Also if you have a link to the guide of how to disable the parking headers again could you link me to it as I've sorta lost it :(
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Old February 2, 2011, 10:11 PM
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$130 for a 4 bay is a damn impressive price. No experience with that specific enclosure however chances are it uses the Silicon Image Sil3726 port multiplier like most, which isn't bad. However it doesn't look like that it comes w/ a compatible eSATA card. The Sil3726 supports very few eSATA controllers. If you purchase one and can't get the eSATA to work w/ the ones on your motherboard I'll give you a x1 PCIe eSATA card that would work.
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Old February 2, 2011, 10:12 PM
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Save the money and buy a NAS.

Same idea but it attaches to your network.
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Old February 2, 2011, 10:14 PM
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Save the money and buy a NAS.

Same idea but it attaches to your network.
Find me a 4-bay NAS for anywhere near $130. I'd take an eSATA DAS any day over a NAS.
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Old February 2, 2011, 10:20 PM
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Find me a 4-bay NAS for anywhere near $130. I'd take an eSATA DAS any day over a NAS.
That is why I said save your money :P

And its almost cheaper these days to build a NAS then it is to buy one.
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Old February 3, 2011, 06:32 AM
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No wonder its soo cheap, only way to connect to another device is eSata or USB. I'd pass on this if i were you and look for/at a real nas as this you'll still need a pc running 24/7 to share all your content.
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Old February 3, 2011, 07:47 AM
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..... If you purchase one and can't get the eSATA to work w/ the ones on your motherboard I'll give you a x1 PCIe eSATA card that would work.

from the manual

Do not connect the device to the SATA on board port of the motherboard.
Either use SATA to eSATA PCI-Express or SATA to eSATA PCI add-on card,
otherwise the PC (Windows / Macintosh) may not recognize the device
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Old February 3, 2011, 08:27 AM
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save your money and repurpose an old computer with FreeNAS :D
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Old February 3, 2011, 09:06 AM
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Shouldn't this be part of the other thread already started?
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Old February 3, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Shouldn't this be part of the other thread already started?
You'll learn Blu does this all the time.
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