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The CalDigit S2VR Duo RAID Enclosure

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October 30, 2006 9:45:44 AM

Does this external RAID enclosure offer the speed and convenience you're looking for?

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October 30, 2006 11:54:09 AM

I would consider this if it had room for 3 or 4 drives and supported Raid 5.

JeffD
October 30, 2006 3:53:50 PM

ya
RAID 5 ang USB 2.0 will make this much more useful.
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October 30, 2006 8:27:50 PM

Actually there is qBOX series from DATOptic which offers:

Four SATAI/SATAII drives offer RAID 0, 1, 5 or JBOD
http://www.datoptic.com/cgi-bin/web.cgi?product=qBOX-S&...
http://www.datoptic.com/cgi-bin/web.cgi?product=qBOX-M&...
http://www.datoptic.com/cgi-bin/web.cgi?product=qBOX-P&...

I believe they are working on a four drive USB2.0 model

For two drives they have ezRAID - it's a selectable hardware RAID enclosure (mirror, stripe, span, JBOD) by push of a button
http://www.datoptic.com/cgi-bin/web.cgi?product=ezRAID&...
October 31, 2006 3:23:41 AM

3 things:

1. What speed of PCI-E does it use? 16x? 8x? I couldn't tell from the picture. This is obviously an important question if one has just 1 PCI-E 16x slot.

2. What's the pricing?

3. Disappointed w/ the lack of RAID5 capability. Would it really be that difficult/expensive to add room for one more drive? RAID 5 is ever so popular these days. Most of the folks I know doing video editing are using RAID 5 as opposed to RAID 1.
November 1, 2006 12:50:55 PM

Quote:
3 things:

1. What speed of PCI-E does it use? 16x? 8x? I couldn't tell from the picture. This is obviously an important question if one has just 1 PCI-E 16x slot.

2. What's the pricing?

3. Disappointed w/ the lack of RAID5 capability. Would it really be that difficult/expensive to add room for one more drive? RAID 5 is ever so popular these days. Most of the folks I know doing video editing are using RAID 5 as opposed to RAID 1.


Actually, if someone has just one PCI-E 16X slot, then 16X, 8X, etc is irrelevant, as that card would use up their only slot. That said, from looking at their website it is a 4x card. Now, I don't think that you would have to use the included card, since it is just an eSATA card... if you had a standard PCI one (if they make them, don't know since I have never looked into eSATA before) that should work fine.

Would have been nice if that detail was included though.