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Old September 13th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on this drive/array?

http://www.caldigit.com/S2VRDuo.asp

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Old September 13th, 2006, 01:20 PM   #2
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A bit overpriced compared to what you can get. There seems to be a market for SATA Raids that give you the idea that you're getting an integrated solution, when the truth is you're getting the same off-the-shelf parts other people buying.

I was shopping for one a month ago. I wound up getting a 5-bay Sonnet Fusion SATA enclosure, and a Sonnet SATA port-multiplying card to go with it for $740. 4 250gb drives were $320. Another 320gb drive was $150ish. So I get 220MB/sec on 4 drives raided (empty), and a 5th drive to swap in and out for 25mbit projects. All for much less than the Wiebe or CalDigit setups.

BTW, I should note that I'm not usually the DIY-type for PC hardware. Usually DIY means to me that you're ok with screwing around indefinitely to get a piece of PC/video hardware to work when another company has already solved all those problems for you for just a few bucks more. Not so with SATA raids, it seems.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 02:53 PM   #3
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Thanks, Nate. Do you have any recommendations for a drive already built that's less pricey?

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