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Expanding the Acer Aspire easyStore Storage Capacity

Kam Lau from KAMLAU.COM has a great guide on setting up eSata port multiplication with the Acer Aspire easyStore using a eSATA PCI-X port multiplier card included with a Sans Digital TowerRAID Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) unit.

Acer and Sans Digital TowerRAID

What does this mean?

Basically when your storage capacity runs out on the Acer you can use a DAS unit (like the Sans Digital TowerRAID) for additional storage space. In this example 4 hard drive slots in the Acer and 4 more in the Sans Digital TowerRAID TR4M-B. An impressive 8 hard drive slots!

You can read the full guide here.

Story courtesy of MediaSmartServer.net.

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  1. Jeremy says:

    Phillip – not to nitpick but PCI Express is abbreviated PCIe or PCI-E – PCI-X is something totally different, an extended version of the older PCI standard.

  2. Kam Lau says:

    Hi Philip, thanks for linking to me. I really appreciate it. After reading comments from clc4912 at http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2009/09/10/setting-up-esata-port-multiplication-with-the-acer-aspire-easystore/, I updated my post. Basically the Acer easyStore Home Server can work with the TR4M without installing the PCI-E card. And thanks Jeremy here for pointing out that my abbreviated reference to the PCI Express card has been incorrect. 🙂

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