[mythtv-users] OT: 160GB Western Digital, $30 after rebates

Blammo blammo.doh at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 06:13:59 UTC 2005


On 6/6/05, Blammo <blammo.doh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/3/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As for enclosures I use 2 or 3 types. Mostly I recommend sticking with
> > Oxford Semi chip sets.
> >
> > For 1394a I use mostly ADS Tech cases. They are 1394/USB 2.0. This
> > seems to be the most recent version:
> >
> > http://www.adstech.com/products/DLX185/intro/DLX185intro.asp?pid=DLX185
> 
> Other posters in this thread are right.. you start running out of IDE
> channels, SATA channels, and then plain case space. Even with a
> hardware raid controller (which I'd love to do, but 8 channel ones are
> expensive) you still have to worry about the case. You have the heat
> of the drives, the heat of the cards, cpu etc, all in one big box.
> 
> My primary backend has (4) 80mm thermaltake high-cfm fans. Works
> great. Noisy but case stays room temp.
> 
> I'm looking for, as I'm sure are others, a good multi-drive Firewire
> enclosure. Something I could cram 5-6 drives into, plug a single
> firewire into my backend, and call it good. Hardware raid would be a
> bonus, but not a requirement.
> 
> I'm sure someone makes one that isn't $500.


If  guy had money to burn, he'd get this:

http://www.firewiremax.com/miharasyfor5.html

Or just the internals itself : http://www.tekram.com/ARC-5010.html

3 bays, 5 drives, hardware raid.... /drool


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