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Sans Digital 4 Bay eSATA Port Multiplier JBOD Tower Storage Enclosure (no eSATA Card bundle) TR4M+BNC
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works as expected, with port multiplier. Well build.

Cons: no easy way to remove drives

Other Thoughts: Why have a door on a device that does not provide the ability to remove the hard drives ? If you follow the instructions, you remove the top, and place screws into the side of the drives. This is only accessible with the top completely removed. The door does not give access to the screws.

I assume most people will be like me and not use the screws push the drive in, and let it 'float'

There is no easy way to remove the drive, they sit on bent out rails, and less than 1/4" from one another. If you do not use the side screws, to pull one out, force fingers between drives and yank firmly holding onto top and bottom of the drive. If you do use the side screws that are accessible only with the top removed, you can use them once slightly loosened to push the drive out. Once again this is only with the top removed.

Bottom line, I like the units, and have 4.

HighPoint RocketRAID 2314 PCI-Express x4 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works with OSX 10.7 (Lion) on Mac Pro 1,1 12/15/2011

This review is from: HighPoint RocketRAID 2314 PCI-Express x4 SATA II (3.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card

Pros: Ports support port multiplier, and have 16 drives off of the card on my Mac Pro.

Used latest drivers from the Web (though they list a different card number).

The Webinterface from the driver kit is excellent to watch for errors.

I am not doing any RAID

Cons: Cost

Mac Pro will auto detect the card and want to adjust bandwidth to the PCI-e bus, if you have other fast cards there could be bandwidth issues. This is not a Con on the card, just reality.


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Display Name: Kevin C.

Date Joined: 03/27/05

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 12/15/11
  • Last Review: 12/15/11
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