Re raid SW vs HW , was Okay, this is so not cool..
emoenke at gwdg.de
Fri Oct 17 08:07:01 CDT 2003
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003, Matt Clark wrote:
> > Linux SW raid + aic79xx(Adaptec Ultra320) + RAM enough + UPS, are cheaper
> > and faster than any decent board raid.
> Except _all_ the ones with battery backed cache. For read performance
> it's all much of a muchness probably.
> > IDE bus for RAID is a toy.
> Not always a toy... http://www.apple.com/xserve/raid/. Stunningly
> better value than almost any other external RAID solution on the market.
> Though yeah, it's using IDE in a rather different way!
Indeed a nice advertising, but my Triplestor Masscope arrays need only
2 U height and cost less more than half of the Xserve RAID. ;-))
Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke at gwdg.de, em at kki.org)
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