Hands down best PCIe eSATA card?
So, what’s the hands down, best PCIe eSATA card for a Mac Pro that won’t interfere with my AJA Kona LHe card? Also, what the best eSATA box for swappable drives that you can buy without any drive pre-loaded? I’ve been checking around, but places like CalDigit and G-Tech seem to only offer boxes with drive pre-installed.
Here’s the low-down. I have no need for a huge permanent storage RAID. I work on multiple, small, typically SD (DV and 8-bit uncompressed) projects, with occasional DVCPRO-HD projects popping up now and again. Each project gets their own drive. I’ve been using the internal drive bays in my Mac Pro. Obviously, at times this can be very frustrating because I have to shut down the computer every time I need to exchange projects, and I’m limited to only four drives. This can sometimes mean four projects (I have my main HD in the second optical bay slot) but if and WHEN I have drives that are RAID’ed together, my projects are limited further. I don’t like the idea of starting the project on a big permanent storage device and when finished dumping onto a FW drive for storage, because I have to go back to these projects again and again due to the nature of my business.
ANY suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
Winston A. Cely
Editor/Owner | Della St. Media, LLC
“If God could do the tricks we can do, He’d be a happy Man.” – Peter O’Toole – “The Stuntman”
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4 GB RAM | Final Cut Studio 5.1.4 | Aja Kona LHe
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