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I'm considering dropping some serious change ($600.00) on an external SATA drive and this particular external solution has caught my eye:

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Link to manufacturer specs: http://www.buffalotech.com/products/...ation-quattro/

It utilizes 4 SEPERATE DISKS, in a RAID 0, 1, or 5 configuration and supports eSATA or USB.

I of course, would be using it in an external SATA config as the main purpose would be for storing many gigabytes of DV quality video source footage.

Anyone have any experience with this external array? Any suggestions insofar as alternatives?

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Just curious, but why not internal?
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I recon it wouldnt be bad.

But question, why do you want to have this - when you can just leave one of your rigs on? (and set up a server?)
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Just curious, but why not internal?
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I recon it wouldnt be bad.

But question, why do you want to have this - when you can just leave one of your rigs on? (and set up a server?)
Only have one rig!

    
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While i have no experience with arrays, these are two possible alternatives ?
Western Digital 1TB drives
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While i have no experience with arrays, these are two possible alternatives ?
Western Digital 1TB drives
Those are rather interesting, thanks for the link ... but I'm specifically looking for external SATA (eSATA) solutions.

For bandwidth reasons, mainly ... eSATA is faster than any other external solution as far as I know ...
    
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Those are rather interesting, thanks for the link ... but I'm specifically looking for external SATA (eSATA) solutions.

For bandwidth reasons, mainly ... eSATA is faster than any other external solution as far as I know ...
I think so yeah, eSata is i 'think' the quickest one, firewire 800 is the fastest of the firewire usb lot i think .If i come across somethin will let you know, good luck
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cough * raid card * cough
    
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cough * raid card * cough
Right ... I know ... but every single PCI slot is already filled in my machine:

(It's a work machine; lots of breakout boxes and PCI cards)

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But I *do* have a nifty little external SATA connector available on my so lovely P5B-Deluxe! So, instead of a seperate machine ... I'm gonna go external array ...

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