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Pancakes

Yeah on the back, I don't know about everyone else but I think that's enough for me :P  I don't really even use USB 3

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ikon

I'm using it more & more. At the moment I have 3 in constant use: Server Backup enclosure, NearLine enclosure, OffSite enclosure. If I want to connect any other USB3 devices, I have 1 free port left.

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Pancakes

You could always get a hub, as long as you don't stick too many on then it shouldn't affect the performance too much 

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ikon

The 3 backups run pretty much at the same time.

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Pancakes

Are they just single drives? or RAID enclosures? 

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ikon

2 JBOD enclosures, each with 4 drives, and a single drive for the Server Backup.

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Pancakes

Are they maxing out the USB 3.0?

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ikon

I haven't actually checked. What I can say is they are definitely going faster than USB2. I haven't really noticed any appreciable difference from when I had them connected via eSATA.

 

I doubt they're going a 5Gbps. After all, hardly any of these technologies operate at their max rated speeds in the real world. Still, they're doing OK for me.

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schoondoggy

The support page for the MS G8 is looking good;

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=5379860

 

On the manuals page I was having issues reading the 'User Guide' and the 'Maintenance and Service Guide', downloading them straight to my drive and opening them manually seemed to fix the issue;

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=101&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=5379860

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