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  • I have WHS running on a HP ML110 G4 with 4 x 500GB internal HDD. I would like to add additional storage, but have run out of internal bays. Does anybody have any experience, or recommendations, for external bays?

    I was looking at the eSATA connected Edge10 DAS801t as a potential solution.
    http://www.edge10.com/digital_storage.php

    thanks
    Simon
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 4:48 PM

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  • I see that that device comes with it's own two port eSATA HBA, which is probably a good thing, port multiplier support being what it is. :)

    I don't have one myself, and don't seem to be finding a lot of Windows Home Server users with one via Google or Bing, but I would expect you'll be okay as long as you configure it to expose the disks individually. Don't take that as any sort of official seal of approval, though (like I said, I don't have one).

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 5:36 PM
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  • You will have to check that the ML110 eSata port supports multi-lanes and how many units it supports.  Have you considered replacing your existing disks with larger drives? i.e. 1TB, 1.5TB or 2TB Sata Drives.

    You might get more opinions from the forums and reviews in the following sites:

    http://www.mswhs.com/
    http://www.wegotserved.com/
    http://www.homeserverland.com/
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    ttp://homeservershow.com/

    I am sure there are plenty of people who can give advice whereas most of the posts here relate to users experiencing problems.


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    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 5:43 PM
  • You will have to check that the ML110 eSata port supports multi-lanes and how many units it supports.  Have you considered replacing your existing disks with larger drives? i.e. 1TB, 1.5TB or 2TB Sata Drives.
    ...
    Not multilane SATA , SATA port multiplier, and there's a two port PCI Express (1X) card included per the info sheet. So it doesn't matter if the ML110 supports it directly as long as there's room to install the card.

    Upgrading drives would be a more energy-efficient first step, however.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010 5:57 PM
    Moderator