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      Getting Help   11/07/17

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Advice for multiple external drives

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Hello I have a few drives I would like to move to my PC and begin using StableBit DrivePool and StableBit Scanner with.


I have 5x - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3RH61W/

And 3x - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TKFEEBW/



This is my motherboard:






So my question is, obviously I don't have 8 available USB ports so do you have any recommendations on USB Hubs or internal PCI-E expansion cards to use, and how many to obtain maximum speed for each drive and compatibility with both StableBit products.



Thanks so much for the help.

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I would do something a little different and take the drives out of the enclosures and put them into one or two new enclosure and or cases - i have looked at those external drives myself as a way to get some cheap storage to add to my pool but did not in the end as wanted different drives


i use an orico 5 bay usb3 enclosure with out issue - but not with DP - its for backup etc - but scanner sees the drives and scans them with no problem - so dp will work ok also - some have problems with usb dropping out or other issues but i have never had that issue ever


depends what you might want to spend to make this work - an old pc case with just a power supply - and using a sas/sata hba means they could be connected to your pc and they would appear as a if they were actually attached


esata is another option again there are enclosures

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I don't use external USB for continuous power on as had 2x Hitachi 3TB drivers fail after a a year. I Lost 3TB of a lot of ripped disks. You never seem to have enough capacity for redundancy although very important stuff is on CrashPlan and duplicated.


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