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Most RAID controllers give you several options. ... You might want to read
the manual on the disk tray/controller you are thinking you might use.
><> ... Jack

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Stephen Adler <adler-wRvlPVLobi1/31tCrMuHxg at>wrote:

> Guys,
> I want to expand the disk capacity of a server which is stuffed with
> drives already. So now I'm thinking that I should consider an external
> device which holds several sata disks. This is my first exposure to
> external sata drives and I want to make sure I'm not doing something
> dumb. One thing which I've noticed is that the usual one drive per sata
> port does not seem to apply. The external boxen I've found on the net
> have a single esata port which drives multiple disks. So, if I buy one
> of these external drive enclosurs and install two drives, will linux see
> the two drives individually as /dev/sdc and /dev/sdd? Or will I only see
> one raided drive. These boxes seem to have raid built into them. Since
> I'm currently using software raid on my linux setup, I want to have
> access to each individual drive so I can add them to my current raid array.
> Thanks in advance for any comments on this.
> Cheers. Steve.
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