Re raid SW vs HW , was Okay, this is so not cool..

Eberhard Moenkeberg emoenke at
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...  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. ;-))

Cheers -e
Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke at, em at

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