[mythtv-users] MythTV useful newegg deal 8 bay SATA to eSATA (Port Multiplier) enclosure

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Wed Jun 10 13:48:06 UTC 2009

Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> says:
> it comes with a PCIe 2port eSATA card which I've read is good but
> not great, and one reviewer said that he used another even better
> card was actually able to get better performance out of the system.

Speaking of which, any suggestions on a four-port eSATA PCI-X card for
use with these enclosures? I would be using software RAID, so would
prefer to not have to pay for hardware-RAID circuitry I'd never use
just to gain JBOD functionality.

Frontend/backend:	P4 3.0GHz, 1.5TB software RAID 5 array
Backend:		Quad-core Xeon 1.6GHz, 6.6TB sw RAID 6
Video inputs:		Four high-definition over FireWire/OTA
Accessories:		47" 1080p LCD, 5.1 digital, and MX-600

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