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Rosewill RSV-S8 - 8-Bay 2.5" & 3.5" Hot-Swappable RAID Storage Enclosure System Bundled with PCIe Controller Card - 120mm Cooling Fan, Port Multiplier, Tray Design, RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 10 / 5 + Spare / S

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  • Bundled with a 2-Port PCIe eSATA RAID Controller Card
  • Supports SATA I / II / III Hard Drives
  • 8 x 2.5" & 3.5" Hot-Swappable Drive Bays
  • Supports Latest 4 TB SATA Hard Drives

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Based on Sil3726 chipset, the compact Rosewill RSV-S8 storage enclosure increases the amount of your storage by connecting up to eight 3.5" SATA HDDs while RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, spanning and JBOD support ensures performance and data security. The chassis utilizes a slide tray design to make drive swaps faster. A full 250W power supply provides ample power even under heavy load. There is also plenty of power to run the chassis exhaust fans and the drive cage fans. The well ventilated chassis helps to keep the drives cool and running on peak levels.



 

  • newegg Easy-Swap Design The easy-slide HDD tray design in combination with the cable-less backplane connectivity enables effortless installation of SATA I or SATA II hard drives. Assembly and disassembly of drives is a cinch.
  • newegg RAID Support The Rosewill RSV-S8 supports multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, spanning and JBOD (using bundled utilities, max. 5 drives per volumes) to ensure data integrity.
  • newegg eSATA Interface The Rosewill RSV-S8 features two eSATA ports (via Port Multiplier) for ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 3Gbps and plug-and-play connectivity to the host computer.
  • newegg HBA Card Included The included Sil3132R5 PCIe x2 slot adapter card features two eSATA ports with Port Multiplier function for easy connection to the external RAID enclosure.
  • newegg 250W PSU Included The Rosewill RSV-S8 features a full 250W internal PSU that delivers strong power to all components.

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Model

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Brand
Rosewill
Model
RSV-S8

Details

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Drive
SATA 1.5 & 3Gb/s
External I/O
eSATA 3Gbps (via Port Multiplier)
RAID Levels
RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, spanning and JBOD (using bundled utilities, max. 5 drives per volumes)

Expansion

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3.5" Drive Bays
8x Hot-Swappable 3.5", up to 4TB each; 2.5" also supported

System Management

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OS Supported
Support Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Server 2008
(Support MAC and Linux via Port Multiplier)

Mechanical Spec

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Power Supply
250W (103V-253V)

Features

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Features
Sil3726/ Sil3132R5 Software RAID Design

Form Factor: Compact Tower

Providing 8 bay SATA 4TB HDD huge storage space for your data backup needs, maximum holds up to 32TB

Cooling Fan: 120mm silence cooling fan

Eight 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives to two eSATA Port Multiplier interfaces.

2-port eSATA PCIe HBA included, to connect up to two units for a maximum of 16 HDDs.

Accesses eight hard drives using only two cables.

Supports JBOD, Spanning, RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5 with spare in two volume sets via software utilities.

Cable-less backplane design support hot-swappable SATA I and SATA II.

Supports Plug & Play for easy installation.

Compact enclosure with dust-free cover.

*Please remind that the limitation for each partition for Windows XP or below OS is 2 TB. If you set a partition which is more than 2 TB, system can only detect 2 TB max.

*Access to 8 Hard Drives while using two cables via Port Multiplier function.

NOTE: In order to enable Port Multiplier function of RSV-S5 and RSV-S8, it can only work in the system with PCIe slot. It can't work with PCI slot.

Dimensions & Weight

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Dimensions
15.0" x 15.0" x 8.0"
Weight
16.75 lbs.

Package Contents

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Package Contents
RSV-S8 (Sil3726 chipset)
PCIe x2 slot card (Sil3132R5)
eSATA Cable
AC cable
HDD Screws x 32
Set and installation Driver Disk
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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1/ 5
Horrible support for this product - do not buy

Pros: Cheap

Cons: If the power supply goes bad - you're out of luck. I contacted Rosewill and they said they no longer have a power supply for the unit. So good luck replacing it.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Anh,

I am so sorry for the inconvenience. Please kindly note that at this time, we are out of stock on the Model# RSV-S8 and we do not have an ETA yet. However, please rest assured that I am willing to assist you with this as this RSV-S8 is covered by its 1-year manufacturer warranty. In case you need any other assistance or have any other questions, please contact us and the contact information is below:

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com
Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care
1/ 5
Does not work

Pros: None

Cons: Could not make it work

Other Thoughts: Could not make it work, most likely due to Raid utility software that came with it. It is apparently written in Java and comes with runtime 6.x. Software did not react to menu selections. My attempt to upgrade Java runtime to the latest version resulted in software failing to start. Downgrade back to 6.x did not fix the problem - software still fails to start. Trying to RMA.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Good box, slow included raid card

Pros: I purchased my unit on 25 Jul 2010 and it has worked flawlessly until today (25 Feb 2016). I've used it with the following operating systems: Windows Home Server (the original), WHS 2011, Windows 7, and Windows 10 for the last 6 months. Currently have 2x3TB, 2x5TB and 4x2TB drives in it. Each pair is a Raid 0 (stripe) disk and then I use Stablebit DrivePool for allocation and duplication. I would give it 5 eggs, except for the 'Con' below.

Cons: Included raid card is slow. I upgrated to RocketRaid 2314.

Other Thoughts: Our neighborhood had a power failure this morning and my RSV-S8 unit did not survive - probably the power supply. I've ordered a second unit with two day delivery so I can get back up and running. If anyone knows where I can get it fixed I will do so for a spare - or add it to my system. My raid card should support two units.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great on Ubuntu, Not so on Windows 7

Pros: Works natively on Ubuntu 14.04 Linux. Been running 9 months now without a single hiccup. Surprising compared to the previous Windows 7 experience.

Cons: Struggled to get the Silicon Image Sata Raid 5 software to work properly in Windows 7. Many times the drives were inaccessible and lost data without the ability to recover. Frustrating experience to the point I gave up and shut it down.

Other Thoughts: When I first purchased the Rosewill RSV-S8 Raid storage enclosure I installed it in a Windows 7 Dell Inspiron PC Desktop. I constantly struggled with the Silicon Image Sata Raid 5 software experiencing data loss, inaccessible drives and poor performance to the point I gave up. The unit sat unpowered for over a year. Nine months ago I jumped to Ubuntu Linux and decided to give it the enclosure another try. Using the same drives and same raid card as before, the unit performs flawlessly. Completely opposite to my previous experience. The enclosure works natively on Ubuntu 14.04 Linux with no kludgy raid software to contend with. The enclosure has been running constantly for 9 months now without a single hiccup. Glad I gave it a second chance!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Dubious software + questionable manufacturing quality

Pros: Used as JBOD for software RAID, worked as expected for some time (see below).

Cons: Some software quirks, requiring workarouds or patches as described in other reviews. Became less reliable after 1.5-2 years (see below).

Other Thoughts: As some reviews have pointed out, this unit is liable to hardware failure around the one- to two-year timeframe. A review by Chad M. suggests that the root cause of this common failure - a bank of disks blanking out and resetting at once, potentially leading to false reports of disk failure - appears to be due to shoddy workmanship on the eSATA plugs in the RSV-S8 chassis.

Having seen similar behavior myself, I tested this by nudging/twiddling the plugs on both my eSATA PCI card and on the RSV-S8 chassis itself. It was easy to verify that a single eSATA socket (the top one, in my case) on the chassis was so fragile that trivial cable movement caused the connected SATA port multiplier to reset.

Luckily, the unit is relatively easy to disassemble, and I'll be pursuing some resolution involving replacing these sockets with either new SATA->eSATA adapters or a straight SATA connection to my motherboard. But the lesson is clear: I'll be more suspicious of the manufacturing quality in Rosewill's products in the future.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Works for about 1.5 yrs

Pros: When paired with a good ESATA card you can get excellent read and write speeds. I could steadily hit 800Mbps across gigabit ethernet for both read and write.

Cons: I have two of these. Both of them will not operate with all 8 trays populated after about a year and a half of use. I feel like the ESata sockets on the back of the enclosure may be the culprit. After swapping ports several times sometimes it'll work and sometimes it won't. I have both of them attached to a FreeNas PC for my personal file server. 4 2TB HDDs in each of them. I would like to have 16 but alas these enclosures won't do it anymore. I purchased a SATA to ESata expansion slot and will be gutting the internals to attempt isolate it down to the ESata sockets on the enclosure. I have tried every possible HDD configuration, swapped ports, swapped ESata cards, and swapped ESata cables. You'll know when yours is broken because 1 bank will flash off and restart constantly when under load.

Also after about 9 months of use on the first enclosure the fan died. I had to replace it which required some splicing as the fan does not use the standard fan connector (molex 4 pin, or Fan 3 pin).

Other Thoughts: Don't think I'm going to buy another Rosewill enclosure which sucks as both performed well until they started to fail and I don't want to run a bunch of 4 bay enclosures.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Thanks for the feedback. We will pass it along to our QA and Design teams for further investigation.


Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Rosewill RSV-S8

Pros: Price for 8 bay. will support 3TB drives did not have a 4TB to test.

Cons: Noisy on start up, Supplied Esata card is out dated

Other Thoughts: I use this for a home theater storage and it works fine for this application 5 computers streaming at once without buffering or stuttering

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
RAID Card Bad

Pros: Worked for well over 2 years

Cons: Should have worked longer than that. One day the partition table got corrupted and compromised a ton of the data. Out of the blue.

Other Thoughts: The card and software that comes with this is absolutely terrible and should never be used for any important data. It's not real hardware raid. If you want real software raid get something from LSI or something like that. Otherwise stick with software Windows or Linux raid, you'll find it much more reliable.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We recommend using the RocketRaid 622 as an alternative substitute.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care
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