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October 20, 2009 2:24:38 PM

I'm intentioned to change laptop and I'll take one with E-Sata. I want also to be able to use external RAID system, like for example two western digital velociraptor 10.000.

Anyone knows some external box that supports 2-4 HD, has internal raid card, and have a single E-Sata connection to connect it to a laptop or desktop with E-Sata?



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a b G Storage
October 22, 2009 9:34:30 AM

Look for hard disk cases on
a b G Storage
October 22, 2009 3:05:33 PM

eSATA is simply standard SATA with a slightly higher
transmission voltage, to support longer external cabling,
and a different connector to distinguish the two.

You'll need a controller inside your laptop that
supports "port multiplier" functionality,
or an adapter like this Express Card eSATA controller:
(found the latter at Newegg searching for "laptop port multiplier")

Check also at Addonics:

They have tons of devices that may help you.

Another one is Cool Drives:

I don't think that Enhance Technology caters to laptop users,
but their products are very well engineered:

Our recommendation: get a laptop with an Express Card interface,
and go with Addonics' Express Card eSATA controller above,
because they have already done the necessary integration
with external storage enclosures.

January 2, 2010 9:21:05 AM

My controller supports port-multiplier, both my express card and my e-sata on the motherboard (Asus P5q pro turbo).

I already knows addonics, but since both my e-sata (express card, and desktop motherboard) does not work, I suspect that is a problem of my External box connector. So I'm tinking of buying an external box from addonics.

Thanks for the suggestion.