looking for recommendation’s on esata raid enclosure

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  1. Putz

    Putz I have a custom title

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    looking for something like this:
    http://www.sansdigital.com/mobileraid/mr4ut.html

    but reviews for san digital suck, i need something that is external, will give me 4tb of redundant storage after raid (so either 2x4tb drives in raid 1, or 3/4 x 3tb drives in raid 5 (prefer 6 but most dont give this option)

    it needs to have USB 3 and esata and do the raid internally

    suggestions?

    long story short i know its not a great setup but its only for an offsite repository for appassure backups, they were using USB drives and every time they tank we need to reseed a few tb of data... stupid setup, the server is a power edge 2900, internal bays are full, and is has a couple of perc 5 cards for an external array already, so ill be adding an esata card for this, usb onboard is 2.0
     
  2. clearwaterms

    clearwaterms n00b

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    What about something like enclosures from pc-pitstop.com

    They have some rack mount 4 bay as well as stand alone 4 bay enclosures. Most of the enclosures that they make have ZERO intelligence, just a powersupply and a SFF connector.
    http://www.pc-pitstop.com/

    In the past, I built a configuration with 8*3TB drives powered by an HP P412 card /w BBC (HP Proliant server) and it flew. The best part was that because the drives were just drives, HP still supported the card when I needed tech support.
     
  3. Putz

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  4. Aesma

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    Instead of an eSATA card I would just use a SATA=>eSATA bracket, I expect there are native SATA ports available on the mobo.
     
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  6. Putz

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    the esata bracket might be a good idea, ill check the mobo, i know it has scsi but usually they have a few sata ports
     
  7. brutalizer

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    I am looking for a case with >2 disks, each having individual eSATA cables. With a port multiplier you can use one single eSATA cable to drive all disks, but it gets messy with Solaris and ZFS. So I prefer individual eSATA cables.

    I can buy several single disk cases, but it is easier to have several disks in one single case. Does anyone know of such a case?
     
  8. thatoneuser

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    Look up Mediasonic ones. Good reviews on newegg. I have a 4bay USB 2.0 version that's worked well.
     
  9. brutalizer

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    I looked, and found
    http://www.mediasonic.ca/product.php?id=1357292354
    And it seems it uses a port multiplier? It is not four separate eSATA cables?

    I need separate eSATA cables. Anyone knows?
     
  10. Old Hippie

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    Strange, I don't see anything about a port multiplier.:confused:
     
  11. Putz

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