eSATA RAID card for Mac Pro 5,1

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

  1. WonderSausage macrumors member

    WonderSausage

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    #1
    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.

    thx
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

    CaptainChunk

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    Phoenix, AZ
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    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

    FireWire2

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    Oct 12, 2008
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    There are TWO hardware RAID controllers that I used and built for my clients.
    SPM393 - hardware raid
    and
    SPM394

    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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