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Mediasonic RAID enclosure hardware controller?

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I just purchased a Mediasonic PRORAID external enclosure.

http://www.mediasonic.ca/product.php?id=1358153144

When I was researching before I purchased I found that they have nonexistent customer service, have a website written entirely in Engrish, and have all around poor build quality. That said it seemed like if it worked out of the box it would probably be pretty great.

I have it in RAID 5 and have just been transferring in and out files at a TB at a time and it seems fast (sustained 130MB/s in over USB3) and hasn't had any issues.

If I understand correctly, a RAID controller can read metadata from an array so if a controller fails you can just hook up another device or card with the same controller and everything will load up just fine. I have been trying to find out what controller lives in this thing but I can't find out.

Does anyone know what lives in there, or how I could find out without taking it apart?
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I got 2 and they work great! I have not had a single lick of a problem with mine (between the 2 (both in RAID 5) I have 10TB of storage for my media server). Been using them daily, nonstop for over a year and a half now.

As far as the controller, I am not sure. ...
 
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I got 2 and they work great! I have not had a single lick of a problem with mine (between the 2 (both in RAID 5) I have 10TB of storage for my media server). Been using them daily, nonstop for over a year and a half now.

As far as the controller, I am not sure. ...

That seemed to be the general consensus from my research. Solid product but no QC, so if it works out of the box it will be fine.

I sent an email asking so I would be able to plan for a potential problem, but I haven't heard anything and I'm not expecting to at this point.

Worst case I will just disassemble the thing.

(Bump of sorts.) tongue.gif
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