|Jan 29, 2013, 05:13 AM||#1|
Firewire/eSATA/USB 3 bridge board
I'm looking for a bridge board which takes four SATA III hard drives and has Firewire 400 & 800, eSATA and USB 3.0 ports. Several hard drive enclosures seem to use the same one as you can see below.
Does anyone know who manufactures and/or sells this (or similar) bridge board?
OWC Mercury Pro rack
Newertech Voyager Q3
|Feb 4, 2013, 04:44 AM||#3|
Will it work with any of those boards or does it have to support port multiplication (in case only their UF-SATA202 will do the trick). Unfortunately that board doesn't have an eSATA output connector, so would that mean I'd have to use the SPM393PS-SEH in addition to that bridge board?
Seems like an awfully complicated setup and I was hoping for a single board which would do it all, hence my reference to those enclosures in my earlier posting (locating their origin seems a daunting task however).
|Feb 4, 2013, 08:45 PM||#4|
JBoD or RAID with eSATA | FireWire | USB3.0 solution
None of the list combo interface boxes at the 1st post allows you to have a JBOD mode
I mean truly JBoD - Just Bunch of Drives.
For JBOD mode - Here is how
Get this http://www.datoptic.com/sata-5-sil37...ultiplier.html
Connect to Five SATA drives - you can fancy it up with trayless rack here.
I suggest the bottom fan tray-less to keep the HDD's temp lower.
Now you have eSATA - JBOD - (it needs eSATA support PM host)
To add USB3.0/USB2.0 interface use this USB3.0 to eSATA adapter support Port Multiplier in Windows and MAC
Now you have eSATA and USB3.0/USB2.0 JBOD
To add FireWire/USB2.0 interface use this FireWire/USB2.0 bridge support Port Multiplier in Both Windows and MAC
Now you have eSATA USB3.0/USB2.0 and FireWire in truly JBOD - you system will show Five Individual drives
For RAID mode - shows up as a SINGLE drive. No drivers, no software hardware RAID - Here is how:
Use this Driver-less RAID controller five drives
and this eSATA/FireWire/USB bride
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