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I've read through the eSATA thread, but I did not see any reason why RAID 5 is not supported.

Also, has anyone tried a RAID 0 or 1 with more than 2 drives?

Thanks.
 

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Usually low-end one SATA controller support 2 HDDs. Theoretically speaking if the controller will be compatible with HR20 eSATA, why not ? Unfortunately we don't have any info for those who support 3 or more disks.
 

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BigDawg said:
I've read through the eSATA thread, but I did not see any reason why RAID 5 is not supported.

Also, has anyone tried a RAID 0 or 1 with more than 2 drives?

Thanks.
There is a guy that has posted that he has a RAID 0 with 2 500GB drives. And it appeared that with the last software update the full 1 TB was being recognized.
 

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There is a guy that has posted that he has a RAID 0 with 2 500GB drives. And it appeared that with the last software update the full 1 TB was being recognized.
That guy would be me. I currently have ~48 hours of mixed MP2 & MP4 HD recorded, and my capacity reads as 75% available. I should have 60 hr or so by the weekend to verify capacity past 50 hr, but everything appears to be OK - programs not marked as "Keep" are not being flagged as subject to deletion. I'll be even happier when my internal is included & my HD capacity improves to ~ 275 hrs....:D

As for RAID5, I previously posted a link to a five bay eSATA enclosure that supports that and other formats, from the same company where I bought my 1TB. I have no reason to believe it will not be compatible with the HR20, but you will have to take your chances (as I did with the 1TB) to find out. Best of luck...

regards, billb....
 

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bbroach,

I saw your posts. Unfortunately I don't have the kind of $$$ on hand.

I know people are experimenting. I was just wondering if there was any documentation or at least "word on the street" to my two questions.

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I know of a person outside of the forum world,that has a 3TB solution functioning and working.
 

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bbroach,

Another question for you, when you were testing out the RAID box, did you happen to test it with the eSATA cable plugged into the HR20, but not the RAID box? I'm curious if the HR20 would use the internal drive or not with that.
With my current HT furniture, it would be a lot easier to disconnect the eSATA cable from the RAID box then from the HR20.

But like you said, it would be best to be able to use the internal and external drives at the same time.

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Earl,

six 750s?
I haven't asked... but I am not sure what configuration he is using.

Not sure if it is 4 750s (RAID-0), or some form of raid-5
 

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BigDawg said:
bbroach,

Another question for you, when you were testing out the RAID box, did you happen to test it with the eSATA cable plugged into the HR20, but not the RAID box? I'm curious if the HR20 would use the internal drive or not with that.
With my current HT furniture, it would be a lot easier to disconnect the eSATA cable from the RAID box then from the HR20.

But like you said, it would be best to be able to use the internal and external drives at the same time.

Thanks.
Id be interested to see his answer too.
 

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BigDawg said:
bbroach,

Another question for you, when you were testing out the RAID box, did you happen to test it with the eSATA cable plugged into the HR20, but not the RAID box? I'm curious if the HR20 would use the internal drive or not with that.
With my current HT furniture, it would be a lot easier to disconnect the eSATA cable from the RAID box then from the HR20.

But like you said, it would be best to be able to use the internal and external drives at the same time.

Thanks.
I don't know why the HR20 would be able to distinguish a cable with no drive at the other end from an open port; such detection is possible, but unlikely to be implemented since there is no good reason for it.

regards, billb....
 
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