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What's the best way to get info about currently unmounted drives?

First, the situation: I've got a Linux computer with two eSATA drive bays that accept removable SSD drives. I'm trying to write a little GUI application that makes it easier for the user to ...
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Linux only seeing one disk of 4-disk eSATA enclosure

I recently purchased a 4-bay enclosure (Mediasonic Probox -- maybe cheap junk, but should work) with 4 2TB disks. The enclosure has both USB3 and eSATA interfaces. I originally intended to use it on ...
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esata cable damaged?

NOTES: I have two Sans Digital TowerRIAD they van been configured the same even the hard drives in each are the same model. This issue below has happened 3 times in 7 months. Windows 7 ...
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How do I monitor RAID status when using an external eSATA RAID5 SATA port multiplier?

I am using an external eSATA device which takes 5 SATA drives and presents them as one large HW RAID5 to linux (ubuntu). It uses a SiI3726 chipset. Linux sees and handles the sata device just fine, ...
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Installing raid controller forces reinstall of Windows Server 2008

So, I've tried two different RAID controllers that have external SATA connections on my Server 2008 machine. I can install the hardware, boot into Windows, install the drivers and reboot again. No ...
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Recommend a rugged, good performing eSATA + USB hard drive for off-site backup? [closed]

I'm looking for a tough (drop resistant, etc), small USB + eSATA external hard drive specifically for backups that will be taken off-site and potentially stored over long periods. Size 500GB and up. ...
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Best way to attach 96 tb to workstation

I'm running a workstation with dual xeon 5690's (12 physical/24 logical cores), 192 gb of ram (ie, maxed-out), Windows 7 64bit, 5 slots for adapter cards, and 1 tb of internal storage, with 5 more ...
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Using smartd to monitor eSATA hard drive?

I'm using smartd to monitor the S.M.A.R.T. health of the internal hard drives on my file server and alert me to signs of impending doom. I would also like to monitor the external eSATA hard drives ...
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How to implement cheap LFF 3.5“ SATA storage on a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 with 2.5” SFF SAS

In a series of bad, hasty decisions, a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 server was bought for file server use at my place of work. The intention was to build a FreeNAS 8 server using cheap 3.5" SATA drives. Only ...
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Apple tower Server internal SATA to external eSATA - good or bad idea? [closed]

I am running out of available ports on an Apple server. I would like to attach 4 external eSATA devices to the currently open internal SATA connections (2 open hard drive bays and 2 SATA allocated for ...
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Windows Server 2008 and eSata External Connection

Can anyone recommend a good eSATA PCIe card for Windows Server 2008 (x64)? I bought a J-Micron JMB363 and it's recognized by the OS and I can install one of their reference drivers, but it's not ...
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Safely remove a drive from eSATA hotswapable enclosure?

I have recently installed a Rosewill RSV-S5 eSATA RAID array on a Windows 2000 Server. I'm not using any RAID features - it is configured as 5 discrete drives (JBOD). The system is based on the ...
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What to do about “SCSIPressurePathManager: new active path available” errors?

I have a DeLock-branded, Si3132-based eSATA ExpressCard in my MacBook Pro, with the com.SiliconImage.driver.Si3132r5 driver 1.5.16 on 10.5.7. Every now and then, it apparently decides to go nuts. All ...
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Dell R210 eSata not recognizing Sata Drive

We have a Dell R210 with an external Sata connection. When connecting the Sata drive through the eSata connection, the server does not recognize the additional drive. What we have tried: Verified ...
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Disk Manager Reporting Foreign Disks

I have a server with an 8 drive eSATA enclosure attached. I have two volumes on the external controller: a RAID5 array that uses 6 of the drives and a RAID1 arrray that uses 2. The system is ...
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DroboS causes Windows Server 2008 box to hang on boot

I'm running a DroboS connected via eSATA and the machine will not boot past the initial Windows graphic loading screen no matter how long I let it run. Windows Server 2008 x86 connected via an ...
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Need advice on which PCI SATA Controller Card to Purchase [closed]

I have a major issue with the build of a machine I am trying to get up and running. My goal is to create a file server that will service the needs of my software development, personal media storage ...
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Recommendation for Server 2008 RAID card with port multiplier support

I am currently building a large (20 TB) online data store and my first attempt has gone a bit awry. The use case for this storage is to have a non-backed up repository of data for a set of users to ...
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Using eSATA or USB to permanently connect a SATA drive for backup/recovery purposes

I had originally intended to put a 1Tb SATA drive in our new server 2012 which will most likely be a Dell or HP. The idea was that in the event of disaster recovery that SATA drive could simply be ...
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Using second eSATA port for second DAS

I have a server with a HP M60 12TB disk array attached. The server and disk array both have 2 eSATA ports in order to connect 2 cables to double the throughput, but I am wondering if it is possible to ...
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Map eSata interface directly to NFS share

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I want to mount a nfs share (as a client) and have the motherboard external eSata bound to the nfs share. This likely sounds bogus, but is what I have is a media ...
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Linux: Export block device over eSATA

I run a bunch of servers on no budget. I have several fast 1U ones, but they haven't enough storage and no more can be added. I want to build a DIY SAN running Linux with some SSD's. Mounting storage ...