Hi there. I have a plug computer running linux. It's main storage comes from two external hard drives, one a toshiba usb and one a western digitial esata. In total the plug computer has one esata interface and two usb interfaces.
I've experimented using software raid 1 for the two drives but I'm not very comfortable with it (it's tanked on me several times quite unpredictably). I was therefore wondering whether there exists some kind of a box which does the following:
- connects to the plug computer via esata
- houses some kind of a low end hardware raid card
- allows external drives to connect to it to provide the storage as opposed to internal sata drives
I've done some searching and nothing obvious has appeared. I'm aware this is slightly esoteric so I wouldn't be surprised if this simply doesn't exist. My alternative would be to replace the two existing drives and purchase something like this: http://www.akitio.com/professional-storage/taurus-mini-super-s-lcm . However I first wanted to check whether there was a way to cobble together some kind of a raid 1 setup with the existing external drives.