If you need more drives, get a proper case that will support your needs. You must log in or register to reply here. It’s amazing how simple it is to setup the second unit. You’ll burn a few more watts than with modern gear, but it should work well as a FreeNAS server. I don’t care if it’s a home system or not, I wouldn’t trust that setup. Already have an account?

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Despite having a variety of systems with eSATA ports at my disposal, I was unpleasantly surprised to discovered that almost none of them had port multiplier capability inbuilt. Joined Mar 25, Messages 19, Thanks 1, Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to mediaosnic a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. In FreeNAS it showed one of my 1. Under this use the Probox has been disappearing several times a day.

My 3 year old ProBox has been running flawlessly since – I’m just about to order a second one along with another Mediasonic card.

After about a year and a half of solid performance the Probox started to occasionally disappear. As for the drive letters, bah! Hardware report, Mediasonic 4 bay esata with esata card port multiplier.


Hardware report, Mediasonic 4 bay esata with esata card (port multiplier)

Forums New posts Search forums. I removed the drive, put a new one in, resilvered I resilver like a BOSS now I have had so much practice and it was good to go. Now I can easily add another ProBox each time I need to add storage. Gawd, someone write a guide meviasonic the front page please! What’s new New posts New resources Latest activity. Now the nice part was that all I had to do was reboot and the volume showed right czrd up again.

Looking for recommendation on eSATA card and drive enclosure – Hardware – Covecube Inc.

OCZ provided us with some Vertex 4 64GB units for our NAS testbed about which I will be writing soonand I took the opportunity to sneak in eight of them for evaluating the Probox before embarking on that build. You’ll know which drive went bad though from mediasonnic messages in FreeNAS.

Even though the current card is working now you won’t be sorry with the Mediasonic card.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Drashna recommended a mediasobic based on the chipset a few years ago and ever since I got it nediasonic has been working flawlessly. Joined Feb 15, Messages 15, Thanks 3, I figure using 64TB with duplication will be able to store well over 4k movies using H mkv’s at a bitrate that looks good on a 4k projector to a inch screen viewed from 12 ft.


The single card can handle both boxes.

Mediasonic Probox 8-bay 3.5″ USB 3.0 / eSATA DAS Review

Thanks for sharing your experience. I mount mine based on drive bay 36 hot swap bays, plus 4 mediwsonic bays, and then whatever is external. Mwdiasonic for the link – that would work fine – agree – who needs drive letters! So for the price, for a home system where being offline for a short while is no big deal, the setup works great. Maybe someone might know why I’m having the issues described below: Thanks for confirming card and the thread.

Posted March 31, Nor, would I recommend it to our users. Mediwsonic opens up the possibility of 4K movies. If I cycled its power it would come back without doing anything else. And you never know if you want to plugin another esata device in the future.

I have 30 drives in my system, though only 26 are in the pool. Though Asus doesn’t specifically vard port multiplier support in the board, the data sheet for the Marvell controller indicated that it was compliant.