IDE RAID Enclosure
April 8, 2008 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know good IDE Raid enclosures? I currently own two 250 gig IDE hard drives and want to set them up in a single RAID enclosure. I have been looking around for a while but can only find SATA raid enclosures.

I'm asking for my brother. He currently owns the Netgear SC101 and says it didn't really work that great.
posted by chunking express to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
SATA is the current/old technology. IDE is too old for current retailers to still have in stock.

When I want old hardware, I find that Ebay is my friend.
posted by SlyBevel at 11:51 AM on April 8, 2008

What's wrong with this one on Newegg? They also have a more expensive one with firewire.
posted by thomas144 at 11:54 AM on April 8, 2008

Response by poster: I also have no clue why he doesn't just buy some SATA drives, but what can you do. Thanks for the links so far.
posted by chunking express at 11:55 AM on April 8, 2008

The one on Newegg isn't RAID. It's just an enclosure for a single drive.
posted by SlyBevel at 12:07 PM on April 8, 2008

If he's got an old ( say .5 to 1gHz ) pc around with at least 256m of ram you might try something like FreeNAS. Probably cheaper than one of the standalone enclosures, though definitely would use more electrons.
posted by roue at 1:22 PM on April 8, 2008

You're not going to find much in the way of IDE RAID enclosures because you'll end up spending more on the RAID enclosure than buying replacement drives. A single 500GB SATA drive is now less than $100 whereas just the physical IDE RAID enclosure alone even without the RAID controller is already around $120.

In any case, the way to go is to buy a SATA RAID enclosure and IDE-to-SATA converters for each IDE drive.
posted by junesix at 2:26 PM on April 8, 2008

The one on Newegg isn't RAID. It's just an enclosure for a single drive.

That must be why it's so cheap. :-) How about this one?
posted by thomas144 at 4:14 PM on April 8, 2008

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