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Multiple Drive On Single Sata Port


Can we use multiple drive on single sata port? Is there such a thing as a sata splitter?

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Moving From Raid 0 To 1tb Sata Ii Single Drive

When i built my current high performance rig last october, i noticed the raid0 performance kinda sucked. The benchmark score on these old 80gig drives are nowhere near up to par with a new sataii drive. So i just ordered a 1tb western digital wd10eads drive. I plan to ghost the the raid0 to this new drive and then remove the raid setup all together. Anyone done something similar recently? The performance advantages now a days with raid0 is questionable. Storage bandwidth with sata ii more than makes up for any performance gain from striping 2 drives. The idea originally was drop frame free video capturing on a pc. But times have changed. Dv capture need sustained 3. 4mb/s throughput. That is a drop in the bucket now! But in the old days it was hard to achieve on a system with out raid0.

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How it work?
What is the main different?
Any 1 can help me with links or something?
Why single rail 36a @12v better for server than
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Whay many people find dual rail for their pc?

So single rail better for server & multiple rails better for pc?


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Posted On: 11-06-2009, 01:02 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Was having pc problems, and my hd stopped being detected in bios after a small knock, so i think he's broke. I went to remove the sata cable from the motherboard, it was in really tight and when i puled it out, the actual connector on the motherboard came out leaving just the pins, the pins go through some little holes on the connector then you plug the cable into it. The pins are now skewed and theres no way i can get that bent back to put the connector back on, so that sata port is now useless. There are three sata ports on the motherboard:

Sata 1 - now useless
Sata 2 - works

Sata raid 1 - works

As i said i think the hd has gone anyway, so i need to get another but i am wondering. Will plugging the hd into one of the two other working sata ports be ok, or does the hd have to connect to the sata 1 port? If only that port will work for the hd then i guess i have to buy a whole new motherboard.could i also get a sata pci card and could i plugg the hd into one of the ports on the card. I just don't know if you can boot from any sata port and also is there any order of connections thats needs to be followed if you also have sata dvd drives?


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Posted On: 06-10-2009, 04:02 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Will a single 450mb/s sdd run on 3gb/s sata port?

Im looking at:

http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16813188049

An evga x58 le, but if a 450mb/s sdd will run on a 3gb/s port, i will look at the micro x58 le. And wont use a raid io card.


Posted On: 06-09-2009, 02:49 PM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Sata Support With Ncq And Port Multiplier

Does anyone know if esata is supposed to work out of the box with ncq and a port multiplier? I'm thinking of buying:-

http://www.Newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=n82e16817332017

(Putting 5 wd black 1tb drives in)

To use with several vmware workstation virtual machines at once. The concurrent disk access should be pretty heavy so ncq is going to be very important. If not that box, then any other suggestions on esata enclosures that might support it?


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Posted On: 11-30-2009, 01:39 PM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I've used up all my sata ports on my motherboard and i will be adding an additional 5-8 1tb and 2tb drives to my whs norco 4020 server. I've been looking for a good card that handles jbod duties that has solid price/performance. Was looking at the dell perc 5/i and 6/i and 6/ir since they have good pricing but do not see anything in their specifications that they can do jbod duties. Again, i'm not looking to raid since i'm running whs but may in the future.

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Hooking Up Ide Hdd On Sata Port

I already have 1 sata hd on port 1, got a 160gb ide wd hd, had to hooked it up on port 2 using a sata adapter. Got it to work fine. But my question is, should i just leave it there or should i hook it up to a regular ide port?

Configurations:-
Nf7-s rev 2
Amd 2400+ m @ 2400mhz
3200 ocz 200x12
Pioneer dvd-rw / hooked to ide 2
Ide 1 has no drive connected to. Wd 80gb sata / port 1
Wd 160gb ide / port 2 (<- should i leave it there or no?)

I will eventually get a hold of another 80gb wd to raid them up. Mean while though, got this dilemma now to deal with.


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Posted On: 09-03-2009, 04:58 PM . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

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I installed a second brand new unformatted sata hdd. With the second drive installed neither of the new drives are recognized and windows won't boot. Is it something obvious i'm missing?


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I'd really hate to have to reinstall all my stuff and vista. It isn't like ram or a video card which you can pop in and be set with a replacement in a hour. But if this just means the drive will flat out die in a few months, then i'll replace it. Of course, i have backed up most of my important data onto dvds. What do you all recommend?


Posted On: 07-17-2009, 12:44 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 05-10-2009, 07:40 PM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Follow up question, jbod: if one of these enclosures is using jbod, and dies, is the data easily recoverable, ie: are the drives kept in ntfs and could i hook them up to something else and pull the data off, although it wouldn't necessarily be in any order?


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