The motherboard I'll be using is Intel's DH61AG http://www.intel.com...AG-overview.htm
I have no room to add a raid card or anything to the small PC. The motherboard has two output ports I could use: usb 3.0 or external SATA (eSATA, 3.0 Gb/s). Which one is best?
What's a reasonably priced rack mounted enclosure that could hold 10 drives? Can most enclosures make all ten drives appear as one to the PC (with some combination of hardware raid and a port mulitplier)? Do these types of enclosures work around the 2TB limit that I thought windows had? Would there be a large reduction in read/write speed?
Anyone using this port mulitplier: http://www.addonics....r/AD5HPMREU.asp
Since all of the port mulipliers/raid combos I've seen are limited to 5 sata ports, I'm guessing most everyone runs two USB 3.0 cables (giving your 2x5 drives)? If I use 3TB drives, this type of setup would give me 30TB of storage.
Edited by etc6849, 04 October 2011 - 05:36 PM.