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|01-09-2013 05:17 PM|
|ALS||Ordered...Thanks and reps OP. We'll see how this goes. If it can even just help me to expand my maxxed out motherboard/case which is on its last available SATA port, and add more storage to my FreeNAS media box, I think it's gonna be $60 well spent assuming rebates both come in without hassle.|
|01-09-2013 12:42 AM|
|jefflam79||Some poor reviews on the power supply scare me a bit.|
|01-08-2013 10:14 PM|
All you people griping about not being RAID should think again.
If you are going to run this in a linux/freenas server your much better off using mdadm (software) raid setup especially with 'desktop' class drives, so JBOD is perfect. Hardware raid isn't any good unless you get a $200+ controller.
I have servers with enterprise RAID cards and trust me some of those are junk compared to a software mdadm raid 5 array. Only downside is you typically can't boot to a mdadm raid 5, but this is easily addressed with a USB flash boot or another drive dedicated for the OS.
|01-08-2013 10:06 PM|
|ALS||I'm out of room inside my FreeNAS box (6 drives in it) and need more space so this may be an easy way to add a bunch more drives into it...Assume it supplies its own power and all that so for someone in my situation who just runs JBOD for media this might be a good way to add extra drives...Thinking...|
|01-08-2013 08:35 PM|
|komo_socool||Thanks in 4 1|
|01-08-2013 01:42 PM|
I got excited...then I didnt...now I might be again. If I use Flexraid on my OS to pool my HD's and have e-sata ports available am I good to go with this?
After reading more...I think this will work! N41! Thanks OP!
|01-08-2013 01:33 PM|
This is fantastic. It only uses one eSATA port (8-bay uses 2), which is what I have on my laptop. And this takes 3TB drives. I have four Seagate 3TB drives from Black Friday sitting at home. Now, I can finally put them to use. Thanks a ton!
Also, code worked for me, I received the email yesterday as well.
|01-08-2013 01:18 PM|
Just some info:
Thought this was a NAS, but it's a eSata Port multiplier. No RAID, also max speed is sata II.
Good price for both, but def don't need it. Would have jumped if it was a NAS with raid and sata 3.
|01-08-2013 11:57 AM|
|dealstack||no OS X compatibility with this card. promo code doesnt work for me ... otherwise great deal with promo code.|
|01-08-2013 11:03 AM|
|Caredhel||Save an additional $12.30 using promo code BTENJNC49 if you received the special email with codes yesterday. Makes this $57.69 with free 2 day SR.|
|01-08-2013 10:39 AM|
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|01-08-2013 10:39 AM|
Sans Digital 4 Bay eSATA Port Multiplier JBOD Tower Storage Enclosure + Mediasonic ProBox HP1-SS3 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card for $69.99 AR w/FS
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