I'm looking to expand the storage capacity of my home server running on Ubuntu Server Edition. Because the server is a small sized mini-ITX cube with room for only 1 HDD, I had the idea of installing the OS disk in the server and attach N external hard disks as 1 large logical volume with USB3.
So I started looking around for external drive bays that could hold more than 1 disk and this http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/node/1809 system caught my eye.
However, the product information only says that the system is compatible with Windows. It also provides details about the chipset used, being JMicron JMB393 and JMB 539. The JMicron website FAQ says the chipset is compatible with Linux but I would like to be 100% sure before purchasing.