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immad 01-08-2013 11:39 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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  • SATA 150 & 300
  • 4 x Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bays
  • JBOD (Hard drives are accessed individually)

  • 2 x eSATA External Connectors
  • Up to 6Gb/s

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Caredhel 01-08-2013 12:03 PM

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.

dealstack 01-08-2013 12:57 PM

no OS X compatibility with this card. promo code doesnt work for me :( ... otherwise great deal with promo code.

jmandawg 01-08-2013 02:18 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.

salviadog 01-08-2013 02:33 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.

Tyzing 01-08-2013 02:42 PM

I got excited...then I 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!

komo_socool 01-08-2013 09:35 PM

Thanks in 4 1

ALS 01-08-2013 11:06 PM

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...

ai42 01-08-2013 11:14 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.

jefflam79 01-09-2013 01:42 AM

Some poor reviews on the power supply scare me a bit.

ALS 01-09-2013 06:17 PM

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.

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