7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2010 2:47 PM by sfnorton
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I am looking for some advice about an esata enclosure setup. I would like to move into a multiple drive array for FCP and would like to know how the port multiplier works.

I already have figured out that hardware RAID is superior to software RAID. My question is whether I can get an enclosure with the parts that handle the multiplying (I already have a newer technolgy extenders cable product), or whether I need both that and a card which handles the multiplying?

If someone could explain to me what I need, and hopefully how it works, it will be much appreciated.


Macbook Pro 2.4-4G RAM, Mac pro (1st Gen)-4G RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPod Classic, iPhone 3GS, FCP 6.0.5, Time Capsule