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  • Options for hand-me-down Maxx Digital Evo

     Bob Zelin updated 1 week, 6 days ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Chris Linke

    February 6, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    A friend of mine just gave me his old Maxx Digital Evo 8-bay enclosure. I’m interested to see if I can use it in my current setup, a Mac Pro 2012 running Mojave, which I use for video editing. Unfortunately, he can’t locate the SAS card that came with it, so I’m looking for suggestions on an SAS PCIe card to connect it to. I would prefer to configure it as RAID 5 (hardware or software RAID?).

    Thank you for your time and your help!

  • Tim Gerhard

    February 12, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    I’d reach out to Maxx Digital, they will be able to sell you a SAS card.

  • Bob Zelin

    February 12, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Mr. Linke probably will not want to spend $1000 for a card. I have no idea of how old this Maxx Digital EVO 8 bay is. So he is going with an ATTO R680, or an Areca ARC1883x (which as 12G connectors, and I bet it’s a 3G or 6G chassis – so he would need to try to find an old Areca ARC-1882x or ARC-188x with the proper cables). The original models use the original Areca ARC-1221, which has long been discontinued (as most of the older host cards). Don’t worry – the next question will be “isn’t there anything cheaper that I can use instead of an ATTO or Areca host adaptor” ?

    Bob

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