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Wired Monkey

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  1. Thank you for the reply. Yes, SAS would work but that's quite the investment for my little 6tb Plex/BI environment. I think the wife wouldn't let that one happen anyways. Any brand of Mavell or Asmedia chipset cards? I picked Startech because their website appears to be well done and it actually has drivers.
  2. I don't know if I have bad luck or what but I've had a heck of a time with eSATA. I currently have the ASMedia 1061 based card (https://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/HDD-Controllers/SATA-Cards/2-Port-PCI-Express-SATA-6-Gbps-eSATA-Controller-Card~PEXESAT322I) and it was working great for about 2 weeks but now i'm getting random drives going offline. A simple reboot fixes the issue but i'm about to go back to USB3.0 because it just seems to never have issues for me. Prior to this card I had one with the Marvell 88SE9120 chipset. It was dropping the whole Orico bay and a reboot would resolve the issue. I returned that one and got the Startech card. Is it just me or should I try to get a higher quality card?
  3. I was afraid you were going to say that. I guess I'll see if I can take it apart carefully. If not, i'll do the remove from drive pool method. Thank you for the reply.
  4. I'd like to remove my external Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive from it's case (probably have to destroy the case it to do this) and stick it into my Orico eSATA 5-bay. Will drive pool see this drive correctly?
  5. My Amazon.com blinders were on. Looks like the Orico is cheaper than I thought on Newegg. Might just pull the trigger on one soon.
  6. Any thoughts on this? http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00V5ONPAW I'm a little afraid of the MediaSonic boxes with all the bad reviews and you saying that the power supplies die. The Orico looks good but is a bit pricey (having kids so expensive!). Maybe the Icy Dock is the sweet spot?
  7. I believe that another product would suite your needs better here. BitTorrent Sync would do what your asking and it's free. I use it to backup my server to a friend's house and to backup my cell phone photos and haven't had an issue with it yet.
  8. Where can we get this latest build?
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