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Dual HDD Enclosure - Works? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was wondering if anyone could verify that a dual disk enclosure such as the one at the link below might work on the HP WHS?

    On a regular PC, it would show up as two drives.  Can WHS see this as two drives as well?

    http://www.pcmicrostore.com/PartDetail.aspx?q=p:10504148;c:100161


    I have 4 x 250GB IDE drives, but I don't want to use up all of the USB ports on the WHS.

    Friday, March 21, 2008 12:21 AM

Answers

  • That enclosure probably contains a USB hub, so it will work. It's not recommended, because multiple USB devices all share the bandwidth of the usb controller they're connected to. That means that two drives connected to a hub like that will never be able to get more than 50% of the bandwidth each (minus a bit for overhead).

    Friday, March 21, 2008 11:10 AM
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