For editors that need to share the same content data in the same storage pool, Fibre Channel is a good choice. Although this could be a super cheap way to have a large and fast RAID 0 if a person didn’t care about redundancy. 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. I forgot tom mention, don’t mix up “ports” with “channels”. Or is there a better one? No complicated cabling needed. I just meant the lame part was the way the card’s speed was being presented by their marketing.
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So to get the fastest connection when two or more separate non-RAID drives are connected is this the best card?
CalDigit – Fast, Reliable, and Secure Storage Solutions
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. The protocol is theoretically limited to 3Gbps. By aggregating the 4 3Gb ports, you effectively provide the potential for 1. Related products and accessories: This is more cost- and time-effective solution for digital image processing. What kind of enclosure are you using to aggregate the 4 eSATA connections?
In another thread http: They also said the 4e card would be better. I wasn’t sure how the 4e card is different or better. What Caldigit told me is the 4e uses a different chip, which is just all-around better and more expensive. Or is there a better one? Although this could be a super cheap way to have a large and fast RAID 0 if a person didn’t care about redundancy.
They have sent me this card to sample, but I currently don’t have access to any fast eSATA storage to test. Regardless, the result is fantastic, sustained performance for ingest and editing.
So, considering the card is EOL and not available anymore fasta4-e through used channels for the most part — I actually 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.
There’s no need to confuse the users with non-applicable numbers.
Right Gear to Digital Darkroom Being a photographer, loading or searching through thousands of pictures via USB or FireWire interface may not be practical or fastw-4e. The drives are already big enough and fast enough. That’s very clever marketing they have.
If you read the “fine print”, it’s a composite of all 4 ports. I won’t mention the RAID chassis vendor name since we’re no longer on good terms with caldkgit No complicated cabling needed. Pretty lame, yes, but some people use the card or others like it to multi-drive arrays in a RAID So it’s as I suspected: I forgot tom mention, don’t mix up “ports” with “channels”.
CalDigit 728100 Fasta-4e 4 Port C SATA 3g Host Card
We test with chassis from many vendors. Sort of reminds me of the way the tape vendors talk up the 2: It is dedicated to video editors that require high performance and reliability. This is the most affordable solution for video editors who work in a small to mid sized studio with a budget.
For editors that need to share the same content data in the same storage pool, Fibre Channel is a good choice. The H has 2 “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.
Not all SATA cards built the same. It provides affordable pricing, high performance data transfer rate, expandable and friendly configuration. Yes, the H seems like a great deal compared to this, with twice as fasts-4e ports in one slot through fanouts.