Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

External HD Enclosure with SATA External Interface

Posted on 2006-10-27
2
Medium Priority
?
325 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
This is just a theoretical question...

If I were to install a pci RAID card in computer (a) wouldn't it be possible to take another case with a power supply and a few HD's and connect those HD's to the RAID card in computer (a)?

My problem is this:
I need alot of storage (approximately 3TB) that is accessible at extremely high speeds. NAS won't be nearly fast enough as the files I'm working with average 30 - 40 gigs each. Computer (a) already has 1TB of space in RAID 5 configuration with 4 gigs of RAM and I'm running out of room quickly.

So I figured I could make an external enclosure for more HD's and just connect them to computer (a) via SATA or SCSI.

Any thoughts on this, or possibly a better way to acheive this is much appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:jeffpurcell
2 Comments
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
kode99 earned 2000 total points
ID: 17822492
There is no problem at all with doing this.  In fact there are many enclosures specifically built for this that are quite inexpensive.

Here's a couple of examples,

http://www.macgurus.com/productpages/sata/satakits.php

http://www.addonics.com/products/raid_system/mst4.asp

You could use a PC case you would just need to wire up a switch onto the power supply since you do not have a montherboard.

Also you can use multilane SATA cables to avoid having a wire mess.  So 1 multilane cable will replace 4 external sata cables and it also has a screw connector.

http://www.addonics.com/products/other/

0
 

Author Comment

by:jeffpurcell
ID: 17822850
Thank you. Those links are exactly what I was looking for. I forgout about the power supply wiring thing too. Thanks.
0

Featured Post

NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Finding original email is quite difficult due to their duplicates. From this article, you will come to know why multiple duplicates of same emails appear and how to delete duplicate emails from Outlook securely and instantly while vital emails remai…
Is your phone running out of space to hold pictures?  This article will show you quick tips on how to solve this problem.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
Suggested Courses

577 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question