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Can you turn multiple internal hard drives into one external drive?

I use this setup for Chia mining. Get a PC case, a PC power supply, a 1X to 16X PCIe Adapter for GPU Mining to power a HP SAS Expander Card 24-Port SAS PCI-E Expander Board 468405-001. The all green ...
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Does exist a SD card disk array?

You could buy a 4-port SD card hub for ~US$63. However, you could easily make your own: SD card readers are available for less than $US2, and a 4-port USB hub for ~US$6, so you could assemble a ...
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Can you turn multiple internal hard drives into one external drive?

Why USB? Would a NAS fill the requirement, providing access to disk shares over an ethernet network? Plenty of brands exist, like Synology which can take drives of different sizes and do "the ...
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Threadripper X399 motherboard: questions about PCI lanes and RAID

Asus PRIME X399-A This does support RAID 0,1, and 10 However RAID 1 is kind pointless especially if you use SSD. Right from the manual And it supports 2 ssd of the m.2 variety. You can put any ...
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External Enclosure for 2 SAS HDDs

you can just amazon "external sas". for example "HighPoint RocketStor 6414S 6Gb/s SAS/SATA 4-Bay Storage Tower Enclosure" for $289. you are not likely to find anything economical, ...
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Building a RAID 6 NVMe SSD only server using Supermicro case, backplane, and mobo with a Broadcom MegaRAID 9670-24i

I am the Product Manager at Graid Technology. While I'm uncertain about promoting my company's product here, I am confident that our SupremeRAID is a perfect match for your use case. Simply ensure all ...
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USB3.0 RAID 1 enclosure that can be connected to my new router

Do devices like these always work nicely together these days? This depends on the dual-bay enclosure that you buy, but most of them appear to the computer as a USB hub with either one or two USB ...
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External 2,5" 2-bay RAID USB3 Enclosure with hdparm/udisksctl power-off support

I'm not sure about their software, but being a company specialising in this presumably QNAP has good software support. One device which I presume will meet your expectations is the TR-002 which has ...
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How to increase DISK'S performance effectivly, using M.2 NMVE RAID?

Use Raid 1 with 2x NVMe drives. This will almost double your read speed and provide redundancy so that your system will keep working even if one drive fails. If you have a giant budget, you can get ...
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How future proof is the 10TB disk size compared to a 8TB disk size?

One thing you may want to consider apart from size is the drive lifetime expectancy. For example Backblaze has been publishing their rather interesting (and from my point of view impressive) data sets ...
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How future proof is the 10TB disk size compared to a 8TB disk size?

If you use SHR {Synology Hybrid Raid} as opposed to conventional RAID 5 or 6 at volume creation time then you are not restricted to use the same size disks later on when upgrading your volume in the ...
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NAS for RAID for professional photographer and graphic designer, min. 4 drive bays

As a Synology user i made some good experiences with Synology-NAS. I am using a DS718+ and it's connected over Gigabit-LAN. My suggestion for you is maybe think twice about adding the m.2 acceleration ...
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Should I choose 5400rpm or 7200rpm hdds for setup RAID 1 on B450 AMD Chipset board

SATA 1 150mb/s SATA 2 300mb/s SATA 3 600mb/s If the RAID controller has SATA 3 connectors it should be able to handle it. If you are looking for raw speed a samsung ssd will do 500-550mb/s read ...
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How can I use two USB external hard drives by mirroring both like RAID 1

You might look for a 2-Bay USB HDD case, for example the LOGILINK UA0154A. There are plenty of casings around, see Google Shopping, but this depends on the size of your disks (2,5"; 3,5", ...). I ...
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What HDD configuration is best for handling rapid read/writes of small files?

In general, performance RAID and SSD are not a thing you need to do. The performance improvement is pretty minimal, and you'd only want to use RAID as a way to maintain multiple drives in case one ...
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I need a NAS solution with conflicting requirements

The drives will be purchased separately from the NAS. I suggest your better off building a PC. Use a NAS with four bays, two for large HDD, and two for fast SSD Case with 3 5.25 bays are easy to ...
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