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    egd
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    HighPoint X4

    Ok, this is probably overkill for some of us but I thought I'd mention it anyhow as it may prove a useful option for anyone looking to add a high-speed external RAID storage option to an existing PC. Bought a unit http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/x4.htm today and coupled it with a HighPoint Rocket Raid 2322 controller.

    My primary reasons for selection:
    - SOHO NAS units are too slow to move/work with large volumes of data/ large files, needed a high speed alternative that can break the 2GB barrier;
    - Linux drivers/ compatibility
    - Act as reference source for lossless audio and replicate to ReadyNAS NV
    - relegate ReadyNAS NV to "blackbox" music feed to SB3s and not give a damn if/ when they fall over

    I'll be moving audio across to it as I consolidate storage from multiple drives/partitions to one logical store. If anyone's interested in my experiences using the unit I'd be happy to relay as I go.
    Last edited by egd; 2006-09-11 at 04:17.

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    I guess you mean "The 2TB Barrier"...
    SB3-->Meridian G68-->NuForce Ref8.200W-->Bc Acoustique ACT A3

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    egd
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommypeters View Post
    I guess you mean "The 2TB Barrier"...
    Oops, you're right. I must've been tired, thx for picking it up.

    I also forgot the other key reason I opted for an X4 - it is powered independently of the PC, meaning it only needs to be up when I want to access the data it holds, less drive fatigue, noise, heat issues etc.
    Last edited by egd; 2006-09-11 at 13:51.

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