I have 30 drives in my system, though only 26 are in the pool. Log in Don’t have an account? Thanks for confirming card and the thread. I’ve been running smooth since Jan of when I replaced the card. Drashna recommended a card based on the chipset a few years ago and ever since I got it it has been working flawlessly. Joined Mar 25, Messages 19, Thanks 1, Joined Oct 25, Messages 24 Thanks 1.

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And that way gets you a lot more possibilities. My 3 year old ProBox has been running flawlessly since – I’m just about to order a second one along with another Mediasonic card.

Hardware report, Mediasonic 4 bay esata with esata card (port multiplier)

Do you hook an esata up to it and it has 4 more sata connections? Posted July 28, I figure using 64TB with duplication will be able to store well over 4k movies using H mkv’s at a bitrate that looks good on a 4k projector to a inch screen viewed from 12 ft.

Hopefully the right card will fix this issue. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Mediasonic Probox 8-bay 3.5″ USB 3.0 / eSATA DAS Review

Just csrd comment on drive “naming”. I ran wdidle3 to stop the heads from parking but a couple of the drives already had K plus load cycles before I figured that out. I use a Brother label printer for each HDD. Already have an account?

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Hardware report, Mediasonic 4 bay esata with esata card port multiplier. I get an Event ID 9. Thanks for the link – that would work fine – agree – who needs drive letters!

You’ll know which drive went bad though from the messages in FreeNAS. Despite having a variety of systems with eSATA ports at my disposal, I was unpleasantly surprised to discovered that almost none of them had port multiplier capability inbuilt.

What’s new New posts Mediaslnic resources Latest activity. Even though the current card is working now you won’t be sorry with the Mediasonic card.

After about a year and a half of solid performance the Probox started to occasionally disappear. But having a backup card isn’t bad. You must log in or register to reply here. I tried to find the threads where we discussed this but it was a number of years ago.

I have my two boxes running off of the same card.


Mediasonic Probox 8-bay ” USB / eSATA DAS Review

The RC can only multiplex one of the two ports so isn’t the right card for a DrivePool box. I just updated my Rosewill RC 64 bit driver to I’m waiting for the probox to drop in price so I can add a second dsata to the card.

It’s amazing how simple it is to setup the second unit. I need my blinky lights. StableBit DrivePool doesn’t need letters at all.

I removed the drive, put a new one in, resilvered I resilver like a BOSS now I have had so much practice and it was good to go. However, for ease, you can use folder mounts, so you can easily access the drives: I had it out of the box and up and running with 4 drives in 10 minutes. The Probox just arrived. And you never know if you want to plugin another esata device in the future.

How does that connect?