I'm throwing in the towel on this whole external enclosure hardware setup.
It's time I put together a REAL server with REAL sata connections.
Here's my new setup on the way:
Here is my rock solid fast stable setup.
I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 on all my computers including my DrivePool server.
I get greater than 100Mbps transfers across my gigabit network!
x1 ZOTAC ZBOX ID83 [ZBOX-ID83-U] w/ Intel Core i3 3120M 2.5 GHz Dual-Core
x1 Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive CT128M4SSD2
x1 Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1333 MT/s (PC3-10600) CL9 SODIMM 204-Pin Notebook Memory Modules CT2KIT51264BC1339
x1 Anker® Uspeed USB 3.0 4-Port Hub with 12V 2A Power Adapter and 3ft USB 3.0 Cable [VIA VL812 Chipset]
x3 Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 ProBox 4 Bay Hard Drive Enclosure with USB 3.0 & eSATA
x3 USB 3.0 to Esata Adapter Support Port Multiplier - U3esata
x3 Monoprice 108791 6-Feet SATA 6 Gbps External Shielded Cable, eSATA to eSATA Type I to Type I, Black
x11 WD Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD30EFRX
It all fits in a Ikea BESTÅ BURS Wall shelf in High Gloss Black. This is all in my bed room suspended above the TV floating on the wall. (nice and quiet, custom vented USB powered fans)