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Hi, I will soon be taking reciept of a bluray drive and intend to backup my films to hard drve.

I will be mounting additional hard drives in the cd drive bays and I am going to use a pci - e card to link the new hard drives to the motherboard.

I have a card on the bay of e and was wondering about its suitability.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-SAS-5...item4cf820dcab



That has a 8484 connector right? so I can use a 8484 to 4 SATA connector?

Thanks
Edited by Elis - 7/21/11 at 3:35pm
    
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Yes.
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Great, I like my answers to the point

Anybody else with any comments?
    
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post #4 of 8
@OP

If at all possible, hold out for a SAS 6/iR. I recently purchased one off eBay for £50. It supports 8 drives rather than 4 (and SAS expanders), does JBOD out of the box and seems to be an all-round good card. I currently have it hooked up to 5 Samsung F4EGs, with two more en route.
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^ Okay, I will hold off until i find one, I am in no rush really

EDIT: one like this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-R200-...item3a67931622


Edited by Elis - 7/23/11 at 4:53am
    
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Yes sir, that's the one. I have one, works a treat.
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You could also try to find an IBM BR10i. I'm not suggesting it because I work there... thats coincidence. but I'm running one with 8 2tb Samsung drives and it works quite well.
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Or an IBM M1015, but you'll need to flash it with LSI's IT firmware.
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