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Rosewill RSV-S5 - 5-Bay 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: - Relatively inexpensive
- 5 drive bays w/ drive carriers
- Comes with a port-multiplier card

Cons: - Does not have an industrial build quality

Other Thoughts: I bought this enclosure in Jan 2010 to house 5 Seagate 1.5 TB HDs connected to an Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS 32-bit server and configured using software raid-5 (mdadm). The initial setup was eady, ableit long to form the raid-5 array (which should be a given using this setup). The enclosure and the array has been running without a problem ever since. Never a problem is dropping the array or disks, array rebuilds on reboot... nothing. Oh, and for those who like to be critical of consumer grade or brand <insert name here> drives, I've never lost a drive either.

If you just getting started or need a simple expansion, I highly recommend this unit.


Joseph L.'s Profile

Display Name: Joseph L.

Date Joined: 03/26/03

  • Reviews: 1
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 12/14/12
  • Last Review: 12/14/12
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