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StarTech 3.5in 4 Drive eSATA RAID External Hard Drive Enclosure w/ Controller

  • 3.5"
  • Aluminum
  • eSATA

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Learn more about the STARTECH SAT3540ER

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Carl J.
  • 12/28/2009 7:41:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: Large storage capacity, Small footprint, hot swappable bays, runs cool, works like its supposed to.
I am currently using 4- 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green drives. With these drives running 24/7 for the last 3 weeks the air coming out of this system is actually cool, not warm at all.
Raid 5 does work with a card that supports it.

Cons: Slightly loud fan.
No raid 5 with the supplied card.

Other Thoughts: Upgrading to a raid 5 card is a must

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  • Aaron B.
  • 9/17/2009 2:47:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdoes not work on LINUX

Pros: Works fine on Windows

Cons: Looks like the sata_sil24 driver does not work on LINUX. period. It drops the SCSI link, then looses the drives and their device files. When it does this it somehow wipes the partition table, and all data is lost. Since it works on Windows, I think that the hardware is OK, just that the driver does not work reliably.

Other Thoughts: We have compiled custom kernels with sata_sil24 at the latest version for 2.6.29, both as a module and static. Still, similar results. The device files go away, and something on the partition tables wipes the LVM setup, and data is lost.

It is very misleading that this was advertised as having LINUX support. It clearly does not.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2009 7:59:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Unit!

Pros: Large storage capacity, running 4 1TB drives with no issues. Great Media Center storage unit. Has overide switch to turn off fan. Power supply is located on cord like a laptop, so no additional heat in case. Had all 4 drives copying over 2 TB of data for over 6 hours straight and never had a hiccup, even played a DVD in VMC. during. Using all new Seagate Barracuda drives in JBOD mode. Looks awesome!

Cons: Fan is rahter loud, but moves good air. Have email in to Startech to get exact dimensions and will replace soon.
No RAID 5.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommend for a cheap, sleek looking small form factor unit.

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  • Linda W.
  • 1/26/2009 7:18:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsGet a better one

Pros: It holds 4 1.5TB hard drives

Cons: The Case gets hot and it seems like it has a hard time keeping the hard drives cool if you have it full. The first one I got the fan didn't even work and I sent it back and now the second one keeps turning off for no reason at all when I'm transferring data to it. As long as I only read data off the drives in it and not writing to the hard drives I have no problems but thats still useless to me.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your time with this, just take that money and buy a bigger case and internal PCI sata cards!

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