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4 reviews

Apr, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of NORCO DS-500E. The average rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Some have doubts about the size.


On average, users rate this product 45/100.

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Very Unsatisfied

Dec, 2007

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Would not build RAID 5 reliably, and disk trays did not fit into cabinet very well making insertion and removal diffcult.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

Excellent value. It works for me!!


I was attracted to the DS-500 box because of an excellent review on AMUG(see Google).

Remember it's really not designed to compete performance-wise with higher-end $3000-$7000 hardware RAID boxes you see in the back of PC World.

May, 2007

Consumer review (

Disappointed.. It's being sold


Unit is Loud Power Button gets stuck Drives trays don't popout or slide out easy.

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

NORCO DS-500E external SATA (eSATA) Storage Array RAID Subsystem with built-in Port Multiplier and eSATA host interface supports both 1.5 Gb/s and 3Gb/s Serial ATA transfer rates. Connected to a eSATA PCIe card, this subsystem gives your more than 5 times the data transfer speed of an average Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and massive hard drive space capability. It supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD functions, providing a protected, easy to manage, cost-effective storage solution.

Cabinet (Chassis)

Supported Devices / Modules Qty:5

Cabinet (Chassis)

Supported Devices / Modules Qty:5

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Norco Technologies
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NORCO


HDD Array External Interface:Serial ATA-300
HDD Array External Interface Class:Serial ATA
Type:Hard drive array

Storage Controller

RAID Level:JBOD / RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1 / RAID 5
Supported Devices:Hard drive

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None