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Old March 25, 2014, 08:33 AM
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recently i got a pretty decent deal on 5x4tb hdd HGST 0S03359 and was looking to expand my storage. my current setup is:

i3 3220
asus p8h77-i
kingston 8gb ram
cx 500m
pc q25b

all the sata ports on the mobo are populated with 5x3tb hdd.. my plan is to replace the 5x3tb with 5x4tb drives.. so now im left with 5x3tb as spare... i know i can fit the drives in my current case as ive seen it done in the pc-q25b thread here..

my dilemma is how can i make use of the 5x3tb drives? i was looking at these options:

Syba SY-PEX40008
Addonics AD5SAPM6G
IBM M1015

been reading into it for a while now but my head is spinning with all the info.. :/

the operating system im using for this is amahi home server since its pretty similar to WHS v1..

any help and guidance would be appreciated... TIA
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Old March 25, 2014, 09:35 AM
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The Syba card gives you more sata ports over pci express (but the one you linked is a pretty old one), the Addonics card is just a port multiplier card.

I've had poor results with port multiplier setups, something like this should give you an extra four ports: Newegg.ca - SYBA SI-PEX40057 PCI-Express 2.0 x2 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) 4-ports RAID Card
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