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Justin F.

Justin F.

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COOLMAX HD-380BK-eSATA Leather & Aluminum 3.5" Black SATA eSATA + USB 2.0 OTB Function External Enclosure
COOLMAX HD-380BK-eSATA Leather & Aluminum 3.5" Black SATA eSATA + USB 2.0 OTB Function External Enclosure

Pros: This is used with a Seagate 1.5TB 7200RPM Drive to backup 8 severs. I have this connected though eSATA. I have also used the USB connection. I have 8 total so that I can rotate my backup drives (1 for for each day Mon - Thu and 4 Friday) The drives stay Cool and they work great.

Cons: None

Overall Review: If you need eSATA for a Dell Poweredge Server make sure that you get a J-Micron based card as Silcon Image cards do not work in Dell Poweredge Servers (at least not the Poweredge 1950)

Most Critical Review
StarTech.com 2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller Adapter Card Model PEXESATA2
StarTech.com 2 Port PCI Express eSATA Controller Adapter Card Model PEXESATA2

Pros: Simple eSata card that can be flashed with a RAID BIOS if needed by a simple download on Silcon Image web site. If you need a Simple eSata card this card is great.

Cons: It does not work in Dell Poweredge Servers (I tried it in a Poweredge 1950, I also have read that Silcon Image cards do not work in the Poweredge T300) If you need a card for the Dell PowerEdge Servers you need to find a J-Micron Based card as the Silcon Image chipset cards will not work.