Wanna put a external RAID on my mac. questions.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by stefmesman, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    hello dear members,

    i wanna buy an G-RAID by G-technology, and will of course be using it in RAID 0

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    they say that with thier eSata adapter it can reach speeds around 230MB/s
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    this eSata adapter is 320 dollars. wich i find a bit of a lot for just an eSata adapter. whats the difference between a normal eSata adaptor or one from G-technology? can i reach the same speed with a 300MB/s eSata adapter from a different brand?

    thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    the price is the main difference :)

    but the firmtek one which is good is about $200 for 4 ports

    the ones from OWC that support PM cases are about $80 but they are two port only ? so figure $160 for 4 ports to compare price per port

    the OWC ones or the firmtek will be good enough to hit the same speeds ? some cheap ones wont do as well ?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so actually it doesnt matter wich eSata adapter i buy aslong as its not a cheap ass one and it can transfer 300MB/s ? I dont need 4 ports thou. 2 is enough.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    more like 220 to 240 max. 300 is more like a theory with a two bay piece. Still 220 is pretty good.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes i know. I ment a 3Gb/s eSata adapter (since theres also 1,5Gb/s and 6Gb/s)

    can anyone recommend me a good one? or is there really no difference?
     
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    philipma1957

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    this one should work


    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/MXPCIE6GRS/

    don't worry that it is a 6gb it is backwards compatible to a 3gb and it is on sale! 80 bucks.
     
  7. macrumors G4

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    I'd go with the newertech card that supports Port Mulitiplier enclosures ($80USD, here).
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    ditto that card linked to that was the one I was talking about :)
     

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