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Solved: Can an External Sata Drive have AD?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by ditoboisy, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. ditoboisy

    ditoboisy Thread Starter

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    I've done some Googling and I can't seem to find the answer for some reason. We are looking at expanding our storage by attaching an esata drive to a server. We tried NAS drives, but 2 models we tried glitched with Active Directory and wouldn't work properly.

    I feel like I read many moons ago that a USB drive can't have AD applied to it. My question is if esata has the same limitations.
     
  2. ETech7

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    What exactly are you trying to accomplish?
     
  3. ditoboisy

    ditoboisy Thread Starter

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    I wrote a reply yesterday, but I must have forgot to hit post. I am trying to make a cheap external share drive. I want to use esata to help increase the speed. I feel that I heard somewhere you can't set securities on folders in an external share drive connected by USB. I just wanted to make sure if this was also the case for esata.
     
  4. ETech7

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    Permissions can be applied to usb connected storage. Should be the same for eSATA.
     
  5. ditoboisy

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    Ok, thanks for the quick replies. I just found an open USB drive I can test on the server before I actually order all the stuff. Thanks for the help.
     
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