I used this robust hardware for my hardware RAID review, but aside from an occasional backup, it has seen no use for over a year, because I work on internal drives and PCIe SSDs for my daily work now. This is a great system for running RAID-6. The 2TB drives are too small for what I do, otherwise they are great drives and these have seen very few hours.
- Atto R380 RAID card.
- CiDesign iStorage Pro enclosure.
- Two mini SAS cables
- Eight (8) 2TB 7200 RPM Hitachi hard drives (very low runtime).
The whole deal for $1000 or best offer + shipping cost. That’s barely more than the cost of eight hard drives— I’m practically giving away the RAID card and enclosure.
This combination is fast— 500 MB/sec writes, 600 MB/sec reads.