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Attached Storage to your OEM?

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jazzerjay

Has anyone attached additional external storage to your OEM WHS and what are you using/suggest?

 

 

Thanks!

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usacomp2k3

I know diehard has one of the eSATA multi-bay things.

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kermi

I know diehard has one of the eSATA multi-bay things.

 

Speaking of which.. How many drives can you connect into one eSATA port (with multiplier support)?

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mrossco

The standard says 15, but most external storage units will leverage 4 or 5 disks. I'm guessing this is due mostly to cost, and performance. All disks share the same pipe, so 15 disks trying to push data over a single SATA connection would become fairly congested.

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diehard

I'm using this on my Ex490 box http://homeservershow.com/icy-dock-mb561us-4s-quad-bay-external-removable-enclosure.html

 

If you have the EX490/5 that box will support a 5 drive enclosure. The EX485/7 only 1 drive and the EX470 supports a 4 drive enclosure. It all depends on the chip that is doing the port multiplying.

 

If you have a pci slot, you can buy a 8 bay enclosure from SansDigital that comes with a 2 port esata card. http://www.sansdigital.com/towerraid/tr8mb.html

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jazzerjay

Thanks guys, I was considering swapping out the 1TB drives for 2TB ones. My only issue is that there's no real reason to other than extra pretty green space on the chart.

 

 

Thanks again!

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brothercannon

I've got a Sans Digital 4 bay e-SATA box hooked up to my EX470 and it works just fine.

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ikon

I'm using this on my Ex490 box http://homeserversho...-enclosure.html

 

If you have the EX490/5 that box will support a 5 drive enclosure. The EX485/7 only 1 drive and the EX470 supports a 4 drive enclosure. It all depends on the chip that is doing the port multiplying.

 

If you have a pci slot, you can buy a 8 bay enclosure from SansDigital that comes with a 2 port esata card. http://www.sansdigit...raid/tr8mb.html

 

Hi John. I'm wondering the following about the ICYdock:

-which drives you're using?

-what drive temps you typically get?

-how noisy it is?

-how much you paid for the enclosure (or is this a 'promotional' unit from ICYdock ;) )?

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dschoemaker1

Will the ICYdock 4 bay work via USB? I have a HP 495.

 

I have Probox attached to my esata port. I don't need it immediately, but I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do when I get enough movies. Duplication is a NECESSARY evil when I'm looking at over 500 movies.

 

Don.

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diehard

Will the ICYdock 4 bay work via USB? I have a HP 495.

 

I have Probox attached to my esata port. I don't need it immediately, but I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do when I get enough movies. Duplication is a NECESSARY evil when I'm looking at over 500 movies.

 

Don.

 

The IcyDock unit I have does support USB also, but I prefer using the esata because that will report some stats like temp & transfer speeds if your using the Disk Management addin.

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