eSATA RAID card for Mac Pro 5,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by WonderSausage, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. WonderSausage macrumors member


    Jul 3, 2008
    I need a Windows-compatible eSATA RAID card for a Mac Pro 5,1.

    Any recommendations?

    I currently have an old Highpoint RocketRAID 620 which is a pain to use with a rinky-dink web-based admin tool and inconsistent hot-plug support.

  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    The best choices (cross-platform) are probably ATTO and Areca, but these are a lot more expensive because they're true hardware RAID cards, whereas most of Highpoint's stuff is soft-RAID. How many ports do you need, and what type of RAID configuration are you looking to set up?
  3. FireWire2 macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
    There are TWO hardware RAID controllers that I used and built for my clients.
    SPM393 - hardware raid

    These are stand-alone RAID controller - DOES NOT need ANY drivers or software install...

    It works with ANY OS can see a SATA port including MAC, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Centos, VMware...

    In your case, i think there are TWO internal SATA ports, bring it out as ESATA with eSATA bracket

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