I am looking for suggestions for a solution for external RAID storage.
I need information on the following topics:
the "best" (pros/cons, please) transfer method (e.g. eSATA, USB, Ethernet/WiFi, etc);
specifics about individual brands/units;
quirks/issues with such a setup;
other solutions (cloud storage, other internal solutions, PCIe expansions, etc)
I am very open right now as I am in the preliminary decision making process.
My current setup:
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
Corsair H50 P/P
Sapphire 7970 & HIS 7970 in CfX
16GB G-skill DDR3
TT BlackWidow 850W PSU
4x OCZ Agility 80G SSD in RAID0 (320GB)
1x 1TB WD Caviar Black
My problem, as you can see, is that I have all 6 of my SATA ports in use and thus must utilize a more creative solution for further storage, as my current storage is near capacity. My other problem is that I have 4x more 1TB WD Caviar Black sitting around from before I got the SSD RAID when I was using an HDD RAID5 for my primary setup.
I will actively monitor the thread as I am looking for a competent solution relatively soon.