Alternative disk drive configurations

David Hubbard dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com
Wed Mar 30 09:03:56 CST 2005


If you experienced the performance difference between
the 2650 and 2850 raid controllers, you'd probably
rip out all of the old ones and replace them. :-)
It's quite dramatic.

David 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hank [mailto:heskin at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:56 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: Re: Alternative disk drive configurations
> 
> Thanks for your responses..  I already have four 2650s with the
> Perc3di, and haven't had any of the known PERC problems... I'm a
> one-man-shop, and I know the 2650/Perc3di platform very well, and
> would like to stick with it for now.  I know Dell is no longer making
> the 2650s as well.  I looked into the 2850s, but really don't want to
> switch now, while new 2650s can be had for very good prices on the
> reseller market.
> 
> I'll look into RAID 10, but not sure I want to add that to the mix of
> other RAID 5 containers I have to manage.   I'm using
> hardward/PERC3di.
> 
> -Hank
> 
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