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Mary B.

Mary B.

Joined on 07/09/07

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Fantastic Item

SANS DIGITAL TowerRAID TR5MP RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, Spanning and JBOD (via Bundled RR622 RAID Controller Card) 5 3.5" Drive Bays eSATA (via Port Multiplier) PCIe2.0 x1 for RR622 RAID Controller 5 Bay eSATA RAID 0/1/10/5/JBOD Performance
SANS DIGITAL TowerRAID TR5MP RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, Spanning and JBOD (via Bundled RR622 RAID Controller Card) 5 3.5" Drive Bays eSATA (via Port Multiplier) PCIe2.0 x1 for RR622 RAID Controller 5 Bay eSATA RAID 0/1/10/5/JBOD Performance

Pros: Supports raid 1 -5 and JBOD. Has support for hot swap spare. Has support for drive monitoring including temp and SMART reading. Has ability to send email alerts in case of issues. Interface is web based and can be set to be restricted to local server only or allowed form anywhere. Comes with its own eSATA raid card that has 2 ports.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: I thought I would post a review by a technical user hooking this up in a business environment. This was installed on a Server 2008 64 bit machine. The install went flawless and the set up for some one knowledgeable in setting up Raid devices will be a breeze. The raid card installed with no issues as did the raid manager. After the card was installed I had my 4 drive 2TB array set up in less than 5 minutes. I saw some saying that it took a day for their raid to initialize, this was not the case with me the drives were initialized in seconds and the raid created in seconds. Setting up the email monitoring was easy and worked correctly. We put this in place to replace a network NAS box that was restricting us due to permission issues that could not be applied to a networked NAS box. we used the drives form that network NAS in this raid box and it worked perfectly. Overall I could not be happier with this device. It did exactly what we needed and was easy to set up.