RAID 5 requires a minimum of 3 drives. A SATA connection supports one drive. How do you plan for this to happen?Well I was going to add an external RAID5 setup with a single SATAII connection.
Since I have 2 cards in the Mac Pro already (these are used under Windows), I plan to add another one (OSX capture card) I will have zero PCIe slots left. Now I have to think about how I am going to run out an eSATA cable out of the case since there are no extra holes on this?? I guess I have to be sneaky here....
One word: eSATA RAID....well that's two words.RAID 5 requires a minimum of 3 drives. A SATA connection supports one drive. How do you plan for this to happen?
You can get a port multiplier external case, but that must be driven from a port-multiplier-compatible PCI/PCI-e card so you are back where you started.
SATA is not like Firewire. You cannot daisychain.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189158Correct me if I am wrong, since it's been a while, but I thought SATA and eSATA connectors are different to begin with.
And like CanadaRAM pointed out, you need a PCIe card to hook up through eSATA connector a port-multiplier enclosure for SATA HDs and your Mac Pro. At least that's how mine is set up.
Thanks for that! So it is possible!