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Laco Gaal
Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 5, 2013 at 9:59:26 am

Hi there,

could anyone point me to a HDD compatibility list for this enclosure? (Proavio site doesn't offer one...)
If there's anyone who use this enclosure, what kind of speeds should I get with a good controller card?

Thanks,
Laco


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Jon Schilling
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 5, 2013 at 3:07:28 pm

Laco,

It's there, see this page: http://www.proavio.com/index.php/support/support-resources/downloads/summar...

From main Proavio page: http://www.proavio.com > Support > Downloads > Compatibility Lists > General Compatibility List (once you've got that page up, SCROLL DOWN to EditBOX) which is the EB8MS (8 bay) series as well as the EB4MS (4 bay)....


Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Dir: 562-777-3498
Main: 562-777-3488 X106
Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Laco Gaal
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 5, 2013 at 3:08:58 pm

Thanks, but the EB8MS isn't on the page. Is it the same as for the EB800MS?


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Jon Schilling
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 5, 2013 at 3:11:57 pm

Laco,

Scroll down to "EditBOX" (which encompasses the EB8MS) the EB800MS has a 6G backplane while the EB8MS has a 3G backplane, they are different products with different drive requirements.

We suggest running the Areca 1223X with the EB8MS which will give you performance of 900MB/s read-write....

Should you need anything else, feel free to post on this forum or contact me directly, we're here to help.

Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Dir: 562-777-3498
Main: 562-777-3488 X106
Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Laco Gaal
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:53:42 am

Jon,

thanks for your help, you're very kind!
As 4TB hard drives are much more expensive, I'll go with the 3TB ones. Would you recommend the Toshiba DT01ACA300?

Also I bought the Proavio as a used enclosure, so the RAID controller was given with it. It is an Areca 1680X, hope to get speeds like you mentioned:)
Later, I would like to buy one of your 16bay, 4K capable enclosures...


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Bob Zelin
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:35:11 pm

the Areca 1680 is a 3g enclosure. You will not get the speeds you expect. You will get 600 MB/sec at best. You need a 6g controller like the new Areca 1882x to achieve these faster speeds. And if your enclosure is an older 3g enclosure, even with an 1882x, you will still only get the slower speeds.

Since you are looking to save money, and you have a used RAID enclosure, and a used Areca 1680, just get any drives - the Toshiba's will be fine for what you are doing. You are not building a state of the art system - you have limited funds, and you are doing the best you can with the limited money that you have available.

Bob Zelin

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maxavid@cfl.rr.com


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Laco Gaal
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:46:05 pm

Thanks Bob,

I was looking to buy a 6G enclosure, with the Areca 1882x as you advised before in this forum.
But a very good opportunity came for me to buy a 3G enclosure, and a 3G card together at the fraction of the price...

As the most demanding thing for me right now is 2K DPX, 5-600MB/s is better than enough:)

But I understand that this is not a state of the art system.
Thanks!


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Jon Schilling
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:48:03 pm

Laco,

The drives you want to use:

3TB
Toshiba
DT01ACA300
SATAIII / 6Gb
64MB
7200
3.5

Are on the compatibility list, they'll work fine!

Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Dir: 562-777-3498
Main: 562-777-3488 X106
Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Laco Gaal
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 8, 2013 at 3:28:17 pm

thanks, as soon as I receive my Proavio Enclosure I'll order the drives!:)

Have a great weekend Jon!


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Jon Schilling
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 8, 2013 at 3:33:44 pm

Laco,

Glad to help, feel free to contact me if you need anything else.

Jon

Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Dir: 562-777-3498
Main: 562-777-3488 X106
Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Laco Gaal
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 14, 2013 at 7:20:19 pm

Just for a follow-up, I configured the eight disks in RAID6 (paranoid mode..), even this way, it performs 620MB Read/Write.
This is more than enough for me, thanks for your help.


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Laco Gaal
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 14, 2013 at 7:53:23 pm

Using larger files, I get 680MB read/write.
Not bad:)


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Jon Schilling
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 14, 2013 at 8:07:46 pm

Laco,

Sounds good...should you ever want to get more speed the newer EB800MS with the 6G backplane would do the trick. We're clocking normal read/writes at 1000MB/s in RAID 5

Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Dir: 562-777-3498
Main: 562-777-3488 X106
Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Laco Gaal
Re: Proavio EB8MS questions
on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:28:58 pm

The Toshiba drive is on the compatibility list! Is just wanted to make sure that I choose the right one from the list.

Thanks


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