Does anyone make a true HW eSATA RAID controller?

I have the Rosewill RSV-S8, presently filled with 2TB Seagate HDDs. I am very much not liking the fact that the only way I can configure the RAID with the included controller card, is using software RAID under Linux. Not a huge deal breaker, but certainly a pain in the butt, and slower than it ought to be initializing.

Does anyone make a true hardware RAID controller for eSATA port duplicator enclosures? I would love to be able to yank the controller, drop it in a new box and have my RAID config come right over with it so I only need to mount the file systems...

The most likely candidates I have come accross so far are both from High Point. one is the RocketRAID 2314, the other is the RocketRAID 644.

But they only mention hardware "assisted" RAID whatever the heck that means...
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  1. FireWire2 said:


    Okay, now I am a pretty smart cookie usually, but this thing stumps me. How does this actually connect to the computer?
  2. Just connect to a SATA port or eSATA port
    Cuz it has 1 host and 5 device ports
    Of course after you set it as RAID5 (volume protection via parity)
    All five HDD become a HUGE SINGEL HDD to the OS via SATA port

    That is why no driver or software need to install

    BTW, it is OS indiscriminate, as long as the OS can see a SATA drive, the OS will see the hw RAID
  3. dbhosttexas said:
    Okay, now I am a pretty smart cookie usually, but this thing stumps me. How does this actually connect to the computer?


    Did you try it, yet?
  4. Nope. Not yet. Working other issues right now...
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