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Old 06-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Rosewill RSV-S8 external enclosure. Any experience?


The Highpoint Rocketraid RR622 doesn't have a driver for Linux 3.8, and my trusty old Sil3132 card doesn't seem to recognize 4TB drives.

Anyone know if the Rosewill RC-219 card (even though it also uses the SiL3132) works with 4TB drives in the RSV-S8?
 
Old 06-06-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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Hi,

From Rosewill Overview;

Quote:
Features

- Sil3726/ Sil3132R5 Software RAID Design
- Form Factor: Compact Tower
- Cooling Fan: 120mm silence cooling fan
- Eight 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives to two eSATA Port Multiplier interfaces.
- Accesses eight hard drives using only two cables.
- Supports JBOD, Spanning, RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5 with spare in two volume sets via software utilities.
- Cable-less backplane design support hot-swappable SATA I and SATA II.
- Bundled with 2-port eSATA PCIe 1x Host Bus Adapter.
- Supports Plug & Play for easy installation.
- Compact enclosure with dust-free cover.
- 300 watts power supply (90V to 264V).
- Support PC, MAC and Linux. (Please note that the host adapter card is based on Silicon Image chipset, which currently only support up to MAC OS 10.5.1 by Silicon Image.)

Warning: RSV-S8 Must work With Silicon Image Multilane compatible host (like RC-213/ RC-214/RC-219, which included in box). If you connect RSV-S8 to a host without Port Multiplier function, the system might only catch one HDD instead of all.
- RSV-S8 can supports up to 3 TB per HDD max.
- Access to 8 Hard Drives while using two cables via Port Multiplier function.
NOTE: In order to enable Port Multiplier function of RSV-S5 and RSV-S8, it can only work in the system with PCIe slot. It can't work with PCI slot.
- List of Compatible RAID SATA Hard Drives:
Seagate 500GB (ST3500514NS)
Seagate 750GB (ST3750330NS)
Seagate 1TB (ST31000524NS)
Seagate 2TB (ST32000644NS)
Western Digital 500GB (WD5002ABYS)
Western Digital 1TB (WD1002FBYS)
Western Digital 2TB (WD2003FYYS)
Hitachi 500GB (0F11000)
Hitachi 1TB (0A39289)
Hitachi 2TB (0F10452)
Hitachi 3TB (0F12456)
Please note the underlined information above.

HTH!
 
Old 06-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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Hi,

From Rosewill Overview;

Please note the underlined information above.

HTH!
No, actually, it doesn't. The RSV-S8 which I purchased came with a Highpoint RocketRAID RR622, not an RC-219. What other errors are on that web page?

So, again I ask, "Does anyone know if the Rosewill RC-219 card works with 4TB drives in the RSV-S8?"
 
Old 06-06-2013, 10:09 AM   #4
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Hi,

So I suppose;
Quote:
Warning: RSV-S8 Must work With Silicon Image Multilane compatible host (like RC-213/ RC-214/RC-219, which included in box). If you connect RSV-S8 to a host without Port Multiplier function, the system might only catch one HDD instead of all.
RC-213/ RC-214/RC-219 is included with the Boxen even though the RC-219 will support 137TB the space limitation should still be dictated by that Boxen RSV-S8 model.

RC-219 Overview;
Quote:
Features

External SATA II (eSATA) Connectors
48 bits LBA can Break Capacity-Limit to Support HDD larger than 137GB
Supports 1-lane 2.5Gbps PCI Express
Hot-plug capability
Supports SATA II transfer rate of 3.0Gbps
Fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 specifications
Supports two independent Serial ATA channels
Independent Link, Transport, and data FIFO
Independent command fetch, scatter/gather, and command execution
Supports Legacy Command Queuing (LCQ)
Supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Supports Non-zero offsets NCQ
Supports Out of order data delivery NCQ
Supports FIS-based switching with Port Multipliers
31 Commands and Scatter/Gather Tables per Port
Two Pin headers on board for LED connection
Completely with drivers for Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003/2008
Supports 64bit / 32bit Windows Vista
Mac OS X v10.4 Non-booting driver supported by SiliconImage SiI3132.
Linux 32bit / 64bit drivers supported for Fedora Core2, Fedora Core3, Fedora Core4, RHEL 4.0, RHEL 4.0 Up1, SuSE 9.0 SP1 RC5, SuSE Pro 9.3 by SiliconImage SiI3132.
Fully RoHS compliant
Chipset : SiI3132

* HDD Controllers are capable to support all HDD sizes, but different OS may limited the HDD sizes that can be supported. For example, XP 32-bit supports only up to 2TB.
* This Model supports Optical Drive (SATA CD/DVD-ROM including Blu-ray drives.)
RC-219 Specifications;
Quote:
Model RC-219 External Ports 2 x e SATA II up to 300MB/Sec
Transfer Rate Serial ATA II 300
Bus Interface PCIe bus OS Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Sever 2003/Server 2008 32/64bit Features This PCI Express Host Adapter can upgrade your desktop computer to have two SATA II Channels. The board provides a 1X 2.5Gbps PCI Express interface on the host side and dual, fully compliant SATA II 3Gbps ports on the device side to access Serial ATA mobile external and internal storage devices such as hard disk drive, ZIP drive, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM.
Accessories RC-219, 1 x Manual, 1 x CD Driver, 1 x low profile bracket Warranty 1 year
You would need to get a storage rack that supports >4TB drives. The RSV-S8 is a SAN that will support 24TB total for the rack regardless of the space support for the RC-219.

Even with the Highpoint RocketRAID RR622 you are still restricted by the RSV-S8 limitations. I could not get the Highpoint RocketRAID RR622 Datasheet. For some reason it will not download.
HTH!

Last edited by onebuck; 06-06-2013 at 10:12 AM.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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The RSV-S8 is a SAN
No, it's not.

Quote:
HTH!
No, it doesn't.

The thread title asks if anyone has experience with the RSV-S8, not if anyone has read the out-of-date web site.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #6
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Quote:
Key Facts
The Rosewill RSV-S8 is a Diskless System Storage Attached Network (SAN) Device with an MSRP of $281, which is $10,214 less expensive than the average for all Storage Area Network (SAN) Devices. The Rosewill RSV-S8 Storage Area Network (SAN) device is a Desktop drive array intended for use in a Medium Sized Business.

Storage Details
The Rosewill RSV-S8 comes with a total of 8 bays and a maximum internal storage capacity of 24.00 TB, which is the least of all SAN Devices. The RSV-S8 also supports the following RAID configurations: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0 and RAID 5.

Connectivity
The Rosewill RSV-S8 is compatible with the Linux, Mac OSX and Windows operating systems. The device connects with a host interface of a(n) SATA connection, and to the drives with a SATA connection.
I have used similar devices and you will be limited by the boxen specification(s). Unless you have physically modified the RSV-S8 then limits are specified by Rosewill.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 12:48 PM   #7
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Key Facts
The Rosewill RSV-S8 is a Diskless System Storage Attached Network (SAN) Device with an MSRP of $281, which is $10,214 less expensive than the average for all Storage Area Network (SAN) Devices.

To quote Wikipedia: "A storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated network".

External esata enclosures are in no way shape or form "networks".
 
Old 06-06-2013, 01:40 PM   #8
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Original Intent/Design of the Rosewill RSV-S8 and controller as stated by Rosewill is documented;
Quote:
The Rosewill RSV-S8 Storage Area Network (SAN) device is a Desktop drive array intended for use in a Medium Sized Business.

Storage Details
The Rosewill RSV-S8 comes with a total of 8 bays and a maximum internal storage capacity of 24.00 TB, which is the least of all SAN Devices. The RSV-S8 also supports the following RAID configurations: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0 and RAID 5.

Connectivity
The Rosewill RSV-S8 is compatible with the Linux, Mac OSX and Windows operating systems. The device connects with a host interface of a(n) SATA connection, and to the drives with a SATA connection.
Of course the unit can be utilized with proper controller for other configurations as long as you stay within eSATA 3Gbps (via Port Multiplier) specs for SATA 150/300 drive(s) connection design for RSV-S8 and host adapter abilities.

I know you are trying to setup using the pocketraid controller but as I said you will be restricted to the RSV-S8 basic configuration specs therefore never getting the full capabilities of the host adapter you are attempting to use.

As for the pocketraid controller, I have not been able to download a spec sheet for your device. Mind providing details for the pocketraid controller you are using? Curious as to the chipset host type & Port multiplier functions? What I did find was that pocketraid supports PCI-e 2, compatible 1.0 and Port multiplier supports 10 drives if that is true for your model. That's all the information I have.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 01:46 PM   #9
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Please for God's sake show me the link that says the RSV-S8 is a SAN.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #10
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Information was given in post #8 Sorry I omitted the link: from http://san-storage.findthebest.com/l/8/Rosewill-RSV-S8
 
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http://san-storage.findthebest.com/l/8/Rosewill-RSV-S8
Whoever at findthebest.com that wrote is a Diskless System Storage Attached Network (SAN) Device doesn't know what they're taking about.
 
  


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