I have two Barracuda 1.5TB drives in an external dual bay enclosure with eSATA. The computer is a couple years old and my technical knowledge is mediocre at best. If you can, please suggest a specific controller. The internal drive at the moment is not SATA and I have no plans to put an internal SATA drive in there. Thank you.
Below is basic system info that might help.
Dell Inc. Dell DXP061
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA RAID Controller
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
The serial ATA computer bus is a storage-interface for connecting host bus adapters (most commonly integrated into laptop computers and desktop motherboards) to mass storage devices (such as hard disk drives and optical drives). Serial ATA host-adapters and devices communicate via a high-speed serial cable.
so that each SATA device has a plug? I have an Areca ARC-1680 HBA (SAS) with a SFF-8088 external connector, and built a plexi-glass system to house up to 64 sata drives. I just don’t know what to use on the box where the drives are housed so that they each drive gets a sata data cable connection. I already have the cooling and power taken care of. Also have a sweet server that will be pushing this drive array (several raid arays actually)
I know that a SCSI Host Bus Adapter really speeds up a old computer not only because of faster data transfer rates, faster disk but also because much of IO processing is offloaded to the HBA. I was wondering if the latter reason would speed up an old computer with a SATA HBA?
5.25-inch SBC has Core CPUs, four SATA ports
Ibase announced a “5.25-inch” single board computer (SBC) that supports Intel’s 2.53GHz Core i7-610E or 2.13GHz Core i3-300E. The IB957 offers up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs, four SATA II ports, and a Mini PCI Express expansion slot, according to the company.