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Sunday, January 3, 2010

You Want Expansion? Rosewill Gives You Expansion!

Posted by Andy Dixon in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.nedmug.com/Blogs/tabid/2...29/Default.aspx

"When I first built my Windows Home Server, I built it using an old Intel Server cabinet because I wanted a lot of drive bays, 6 to be exact. I filled it with 6 500GB hard drives, for a total of 3TB of drive space. I figured that would last me a while for file storage and backups of the computers in the house. I was right. . . for a while."

I was browsing the web today looking for ways to expand my Windows Home Server, as I am getting close to running out of disk space, and I found a post on We Got Served linking to a blog discussing this rather nice little bit of kit. This is the Rosewill RSV-S8 external device enclosure, and it allows you to expand your system by a hefty 8 SATA-II drives. It also comes with a 2 port eSATA PCIe card to allowing you to connect it to your existing PC. Unfortunately, the price is the only thing that puts me off, $349 on newegg.com, but if you are looking for that much disk storage then I guess money is no issue!


Monday, August 18, 2008

They Sure Make These Things Hard to Get Into...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 01:00 AM

That pile of junk above is what's left of the Maxtor OneTouch external hard drive once I removed the 750 GB hard drive from it. I hate destroying perfectly working hardware, but I didn't have much choice: Maxtor made the enclosure completely user-inaccessible, and they decided to bring this product to market without an eSATA port. I had a 400 GB drive in a drive enclosure with an eSATA port, but I wanted to use that big 750 GB drive in there instead...and so I had to get messy. My primary tool? The claws on the back of my hammer - I use them to crack, bend, and break the enclosure. It's quite ridiculous that Maxtor would made the drive so difficult to remove - what are they afraid of? That users might want to remove the drive and put them into their computers? Or move them to another, non-Maxtor enclosure? The new drive is purring along nicely in the eSATA enclosure, and average transfers speeds are slightly more than doubled over the original USB 2.0 connection. It's hard to say no to that, even if things had to get ugly...


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