Do port multipliers support optical drives? I am so afraid I am going to have a Windows crash or something, haha, but so far, I haven’t had any trouble like that any of the times You currently have javascript disabled. I already have the enclosure and PC. Example of a system configuration without Port Multipliers.

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Apr 30, Posts: I kept the old drives as backup for a while before re purposing them. Posted 06 June – What are my options here? Similar to it’s lower speed competitors USB 2.

What are Port Multipliers PM? Can we run RAID with our port multiplier setup? Connect to system via USB port.

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You shove the drives in and they just sit there. Posted 31 May – Mine doesn’t have two connections, though, it seems.

Inability by the BIOS to retain settings We’ve been selling computer storage online since and have built a loyal following of Fortune companies, educational institutions, government agencies, multimedia studios, consultants, you name it. If the mainboard SATA ports don’t support the feature, it won’t work as they say. This is beneficial to users who own a motherboard with very few or no bus slots available for adding SATA controllers.


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Retrieved from ” https: I had to remove the retaining screw and tilt the card to get the cable in one of the sockets. Dimensions W x D x H. Louis Edited by pory, 31 May – Your 8 bay box has two eSATA ports and you must use them both to run 8 drives.

The controller can issue commands to only one disk at pirt time and cannot issue commands to another disk until the command queue has been completed for the current transactions. I have an update from them now I hope will prevent it from happening this time.

Using the site is easy and fun. Many eSATA cards support port multipliers. You might ask, why 5 bays?

In this method of switching the host controller can issue commands to send and receive data from any drive at any time. At this rate, it will take 12 days to finish, before I even switch into my 8-bay system right now, I am only starting with 3 disks Well, except that it’s only going at about 6. Essentially the one I had been using up until now a generic sil pcie card turned out to be the root of a few random intermittent problems I have been prt with my computer.


It’s a great low-cost solution for many applications ranging from regular file storage, backup, and even some video editing. Thanks much for the reply and comments.

Top 5 things that never get done: I recently as in, this weekend finally got the old 1 TB drives to run in the 5 bay box. Our mission is to be competitive on selection and prices, while providing truly unmatched personal service. The connector types are physically different.