I am looking for an affordable Raid 5 for my Macbook Pro but couldn't find one. So far the affordable solutions I found (from Caldigit) would only work with a Mac Pro because the raid controller comes in the form of a PCI Express Card, and if the raid controller was built into the housing, the price would be north of 2000.-.
Does anyone know if someone produces a Raid 5 that I can use with my MacBook and preferably has an eSata connection that is around 800 or less (without drives).
(are there any pc express card raid controllers available?)
Thread: Affordable Raid 5
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08-09-2009 12:03 PM
08-09-2009 12:25 PM
This might be a good option from OWC: Quad interface (USB 2.0, FW 400/800, and eSata) and configurable to Raid 0,5,10,1 and JBOD.
Caldigit is a great option, but OWC is more gentle on the wallet
Cheersjr editor, aspiring filmmaker, dreamer...
08-09-2009 01:32 PM
the caldigit would be nice but way too expensive. I wonder why the prices are so different...
08-11-2009 03:55 PM
Not so affordable, but sooo worth it, the Drobo and Drobo pro.
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08-11-2009 06:42 PM
I just bought a drobo 2nd gen with 2x1TB in it for STORAGE. It is not recommended to use it as a place to hold video and work off of the drobo, the drobo is your backup device. Save for some questionable customer service, so far so good.
08-17-2009 01:25 PM
I second the vote for OWC. They always have a good product at a reasonable price.Please contact Jason Ramsey for advertising rates.
08-17-2009 03:54 PM
I don't think you will be sorry. Our company purchased over 70 drives in different configurations and only 1 failed, and it wasn't the drive so no data was lost.Please contact Jason Ramsey for advertising rates.
08-18-2009 06:48 PM
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I love my CalDigit HDOne, I know that's not what you're looking for now, but definitely had great success with it and it's a quality device.