crazyhamsales
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Poweredge R210 eSata, Support Port Multipliers??

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Does anyone know if the R210, the first one not the R210 II, supports port multipliers on the eSata port?  Or any of its Sata ports????

I can't find any mention of the eSata port in any of the manuals or specs online and nobody seems to know what it supports.

I have a JBOD with eSata port multiplier that i would like to use to expand out to an additional four drives off the eSata port.  Unfortunately i can't install a eSata host card because the only PCIe slot is already in use running a Perc 6/e for an MD1000.

Thanks!

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RE: Poweredge R210 eSata, Support Port Multipliers??

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CrazyHamSales,

It does appear that the R210 does support port multipliers, as seen on both buses below.

Bus NameRaw bandwidth (Mbit/s)Transfer speed (MB/s)Max. cable length (m)Power providedDevices per Channel
eSATA 3,000 300 2 with eSATA HBA (1 with passive adapter) No 1 (15 with port multiplier)
SATA 300 3,000 300 1 No 1 (15 with port multiplier)

Hope that clarifies the question, as well as provides the specs you are looking for.

Chris Hawk

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RE: Poweredge R210 eSata, Support Port Multipliers??

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CrazyHamSales,

It does appear that the R210 does support port multipliers, as seen on both buses below.

Bus NameRaw bandwidth (Mbit/s)Transfer speed (MB/s)Max. cable length (m)Power providedDevices per Channel
eSATA 3,000 300 2 with eSATA HBA (1 with passive adapter) No 1 (15 with port multiplier)
SATA 300 3,000 300 1 No 1 (15 with port multiplier)

Hope that clarifies the question, as well as provides the specs you are looking for.

Chris Hawk

Dell | Social Outreach Services - Enterprise
Get Support on Twitter @DellCaresPro 
Download the Dell Quick Resource Locator app today to access PowerEdge support content on your mobile device! (iOS, Android, Windows)

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crazyhamsales
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RE: Poweredge R210 eSata, Support Port Multipliers??

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Thank You!!  

Ok now that its confirmed i will get it put in the rack and give it a shot, just as soon as i get dug out from the half foot of snow we just got... ugh...  

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crazyhamsales
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RE: Poweredge R210 eSata, Support Port Multipliers??

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I still can't get anything to work on the eSata port on this R210, do i need to install a driver or configure something in the bios that i'm not seeing??

I tried four different cables and three different enclosures now, i can always see the first drive connected to any port multiplier that i try, but i can't see the other drives.  I checked in disk management they aren't showing up there, i rebooted a few times, at boot it only detects and lists the first drive connected to the multiplier as well.

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crazyhamsales
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RE: Poweredge R210 eSata, Support Port Multipliers??

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I still can't get anything to work on the eSata port on this R210, do i need to install a driver or configure something in the bios that i'm not seeing??

I tried four different cables and three different enclosures now, i can always see the first drive connected to any port multiplier that i try, but i can't see the other drives.  I checked in disk management they aren't showing up there, i rebooted a few times, at boot it only detects and lists the first drive connected to the multiplier as well.

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