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What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: flareslow
Date: November 14, 2010 08:23AM
From the other website:

Raid Enclosure

It looks pretty good as is, but if you scroll down to the combo deals, Newegg throws in a little lagniappe of a Seagate 1TB drive for free.

Is this a RYF (if the fools need a raid enclosure)?

Mike
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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: November 14, 2010 08:27AM
You had me at lagniappe.

Direct link to the detail
[www.newegg.com]



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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: November 14, 2010 08:29AM
Looks like they either made a mistake or are pricing Seagates at about the rate I'd pay for them.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: November 14, 2010 08:31AM
I have no idea what Drobo's cost, but I see what appears to be drive mounts in the hardware, and
the "grab / remove" & "push / install" of the drobo is one of its best attributes.

Sort of like the desktop units you just drop a drive into.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: November 14, 2010 08:54AM
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Jimmypoo
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the "grab / remove" & "push / install".

Still dreaming of Milano, eh?
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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: November 14, 2010 09:16AM
soon, just before our marriage, the stalking will begin!
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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: November 14, 2010 10:07AM
Wow, this is like a hella good deal, isn't it?

What kind of chipset (Oxford?) does this use?

You can sell the Seagate drive for $45/$50 on Craigslist easily.



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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: olnacl
Date: November 14, 2010 10:26AM
I just went in for 2. I'll report on them once I have them set up for my media files.

Thanks to you and Mini 9 for the link!







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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: artie67
Date: November 14, 2010 02:52PM
They charged by card at noon PDT. Will load up with media.
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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: November 14, 2010 03:10PM
Google search produced this warning on ncix.com/forums:

[forums.ncix.com]

Subject: Warning on Mediasonic HFR2-S3B Pro
Author Date Posted Tools
Richard_T
Rating: 44 | Rated by 12 Visitors Jul 17, 2009 09:23 PM Reply | Bookmark
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So it has been several months using the mediasonic and I encountered data corruption again.

Apparently my mobo esata does not support >2TB drives of which the mediasonic has a total capacity of 2.72TB raid 5 with 4x1TB western digital drives.

Everything worked fine until I past the 2TB mark of which it corrupted everything once I wrote past that mark. It was a good thing that I backed up everything before I did a chkdsk and wrote more data to the drive.

Using USB, I was able to create two GPT volumes 1x2TB and the second one with 800GB. Writing to the second volume with USB was fine. did a chkdsk on the first and second volume, both reported fine under USB.

Reconnected via esata, I was "UNABLE" to see the second volume, in fact it told me that it was corrupt. So I reformatted the second volume under esata and wrote 400GB of data to it. After writing, the first volume was corrupted.

Did a final test and set it back to MBR with a max volume space of 2TB under USB. Reconnected it to esata and it told me that it only had 750GB

So now I have several choices....
1. format for 2.72TB and use it only with USB (25MB/s)
2. format for 2TB gpt and use it with esata (losing 800GB of space).
3. try firewire .... of which I expect it to be similar to USB in which I'll probably be just a bit faster then USB but not by much.

4. sell the unit. Anyone want to buy a mediasonic with 4x1TB drive? If anyone is interested call me at (778)-xxx-xxxx
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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 14, 2010 11:15PM
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GeneL
3. try firewire .... of which I expect it to be similar to USB in which I'll probably be just a bit faster then USB but not by much.

Not by much? Umm....... Hardly.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: What's wrong with this picture (deal)?
Posted by: olnacl
Date: November 15, 2010 08:54AM
From a few lines down in the link provided by the OP
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I am using Vista ultimate 64 and the drive is set up for gpt, so the limitation is not windows.

'Nuff said?

Also, in reading reviews before placing my order, I observed that all who complained about one thing or another were using some flavor of Winblows. It appears that, to use ESATA in RAID 5 without issues, the card must be Port Multiplier. The only review I found from a Mac user had no complaints. I'll be using mine with FW800.

I suppose it could be a crap shoot though.







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