- SATA 150 & 300
- 4 x Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bays
- JBOD (Hard drives are accessed individually)
- $109.99 –
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Does what I want it to do 12/27/2012
Device has worked for over 3 years. Never had any issues once installed. Worked so well I just purchased another to expand my storage.
Software is a nightmare to get going. My original unit came with a SIL 3132 SATA port multiplier. You must have the correct firmware matched to the right driver matched to the correct SATA RAID 5 utility. When first setup it took me hours to get this to work.
I recently built a new system and swapped over the card and drives. Since I had been through the issues installing the SATA RAID 5 software several years ago I knew what I needed and had the new machine up and running in minutes. Seeing all my drives and all my data.
I originally had 4 1TB drives installed in my original unit. I got a new one on sale with 4 3TB drives and had it up in minutes. I will be copying over all my data to the new mirrored drives and then purchasing 4 more 3TB drives for my original unit.
My original unit has served me well for 3+ years. I hope to get 5 or more from each unit.
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