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External SATA HDD Enclosure

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September 2, 2010 10:19:13 PM

I have a DELL Studio laptop with an ESATA port.

Is it possible to mount two (or more) SATA HDD's in an external enclosure and NOT have them in a RAID configuration.

I want to have two drive letters (example E & F)for the two drives.

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Larry
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September 3, 2010 12:45:35 AM

Turn11 said:
I have a DELL Studio laptop with an ESATA port.

Is it possible to mount two (or more) SATA HDD's in an external enclosure and NOT have them in a RAID configuration.

I want to have two drive letters (example E & F)for the two drives.


That's a very interesting question!

How external drives are configured in a case depends on the case controller, where the choices usually are a single drive, RAID 0,1, or JBOD.

To have 2 or more separate drives kept separate, you would have to have a system with separate controllers and separate SATA cables.

But you could configure them as JBOD (Just a bunch of Drives) as one large volume (not striped), and have 2 (or 3) partitions (E:\, F:\). Where the partitions fall on the drives would depend on how big you made each one, but one drive wouldn't be E:\ and the other wouldn't be F:\.
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