raid 5 eSata enclosure for windows 7

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by KryptiKal, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. KryptiKal

    KryptiKal MDL Novice

    Aug 22, 2009
    Hi all, I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong section but I couldn't find a hardware sub-forum and it does have to work well with Win 7.
    I'm looking for suggestions for a storage array that I can attach to my server via eSata. I would really prefer it to have 3-4 bays and use raid 5 for redundancy. I assume it will need a pci express controller card of sorts, unless it can be directly connected to the motherboard (msi 880gm-e41) via a cable to an eSata plate near the pci slots. Any suggestions would be nice but keep in mind, I'm a college student and don't have unlimited funds to work with. Also, if this turns into a flame war for products I hope the mods delete it or lock it if there is good info in here. Thanks to everyone in advance for your ideas.:biggrin: