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

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 15:49:07 UTC 2009

oops, didn't sent to the whole list...

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Steven Adeff<adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM, Steven Adeff<adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 4:57 PM, <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
>>>    > Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:37:38 -0400
>>>    > From: Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>
>>>    > if you open up the link that their emails go to you get a list of all
>>>    > the deals, most of which aren't shown in the email, this deal ends on
>>>    > 6/15/2009
>>>    > in the rare times I've seen the same product put on "sale" again, it's
>>>    > usually every 3-4mo. *rare occasion*
>>> oooOOoooh.  I think I never actually followed the link in any of their
>>> emails to realize there were other deals not in the mail.  (I don't
>>> buy all -that- much stuff from them, and usually what I'm buying isn't
>>> anything they (apparently :) have on sale.)
>>> In the meantime, I've found something that might be a better fit:
>>> 1x NORCO RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Case ($289)
>>> 2x SUPERMICRO AOC-SAT2-MV8 64-bit PCI-X133MHz SATA Controller Card ($99)
>>> ...and then I put a motherboard & suitable power supply in, etc, since
>>> this would probably wind up being its own standalone machine anyway,
>>> and I'm building a disk farm that would likely have way more than 8 disks,
>>> at which point this solution is cheaper and moer scalable than the TR8M-B.
>>> EXCEPT that between yesterday and today, Newegg helpfully ran out of
>>> stock on the Supermicro card!  *sigh*...  I see other people bitching
>>> about them being out of stock for a month+ sometime in the past; OTOH,
>>> ISTR Amazon was carrying it (albeit for $10-20 more).  OTGH, I probably
>>> wasn't going to be building this monster for a few months anyway, hence
>>> my original question about coupons and expirations and so forth... :)
>>> Anyway, thanks...
>> I looked at that option too, they each have their pro/con's.
>> Also, apparently SuperMicro is looking to release a PCIe version of
>> that card, but that is just rumor.


 not rumor, though it's a SAS/SATA card, so I don't know how exactly
 that would connect to a plain ol' SATA drive.
 provantage.com has it for $109

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