It allows you to connect up to 4 external S2VR with up to 20 drives and with 3Gbps bandwidth for each port for the fastest data transfer. If you read the “fine print”, it’s a composite of all 4 ports. Not all SATA cards built the same. This is the most affordable solution for video editors who work in a small to mid sized studio with a budget. No complicated cabling needed. I won’t mention the RAID chassis vendor name since we’re no longer on good terms with them: They also said the 4e card would be better.
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SATA 3G is the alternative solution for editors and studios that do no require sharing the same content in the same storage pool but need high performance and data integrity. I casta-4e mention the RAID chassis vendor name since we’re no longer on good terms with them: The drives are already big enough and fast enough.
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The protocol is theoretically limited to 3Gbps.
It provides affordable pricing, high performance data transfer rate, expandable and friendly configuration. This is more cost- and time-effective solution for digital image processing. It allows you to connect up to 4 external S2VR with up to 20 drives and with 3Gbps bandwidth for each port for the fastest data transfer. We test with chassis from many vendors. In another thread http: What Caldigit told me is the 4e uses a different chip, which is just all-around better and more expensive.
Pretty lame, yes, but some people use the card or others like it to multi-drive arrays in daldigit RAID If you read the “fine print”, it’s a composite of all 4 ports.
There’s no need to confuse the users with non-applicable numbers. They also said the 4e card would be better. Not all SATA cards built the same. That’s very clever marketing they have.
Although this could be a super cheap way to have a large and fast RAID 0 if a person didn’t care about redundancy. So it’s as I suspected: They have sent me this card to sample, but I currently don’t have access to any fast eSATA storage to test.
By aggregating the 4 3Gb ports, you effectively provide the potential for 1. I just meant the lame part was the way the card’s speed was being presented by their marketing.
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The H has calvigit “ports” and 8 “channels”. Just as their response indicates, they’re using 10 drive and 20 drive systems, essentially cabinets with multipliers on each SATA input.
So to get the fastest connection when two or more separate non-RAID drives are connected is this the best card? I forgot tom mention, don’t mix up “ports” with “channels”.
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No complicated cabling needed. For editors that need to share the same content data in the same storage pool, Fibre Channel is a good choice. Or is there a better one? What kind of enclosure are you using to aggregate the 4 eSATA connections?
I wasn’t sure how the 4e card is different or better. So, considering the card is EOL and not available caldugit except through used channels for the most part — I cldigit have one or two of those old FASTA-4ex cards around here somewhere — I would think we could round up something better for not much [more] money.
Sort of reminds me of the way the tape vendors talk up the 2: