The CalDigit S2VR Duo RAID Enclosure

Does this external RAID enclosure offer the speed and convenience you're looking for?
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  1. I would consider this if it had room for 3 or 4 drives and supported Raid 5.

    JeffD
  2. ya
    RAID 5 ang USB 2.0 will make this much more useful.
  3. 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&detail=yes
    http://www.datoptic.com/cgi-bin/web.cgi?product=qBOX-M&detail=yes
    http://www.datoptic.com/cgi-bin/web.cgi?product=qBOX-P&detail=yes

    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&detail=yes
  4. 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.
  5. I've been looking into this:

    http://www.addonics.com/products/raid_system/ast4.asp

    Fits upto six drives and works with sata/usb/firewire.

    Not sure if it does raid5 though...

    EDIT: this one will do raid5!
  6. 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.
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