[CentOS] Infrastructure HELP!

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at bludgeon.org
Thu Oct 29 20:15:06 UTC 2009


On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 02:07:22PM -0500, Neil Aggarwal wrote:
> > If I can find a cheap enough RAID Card that wil fit the Mac Pro, I  
> > would do hardware RAID, but Apple wants $699 for theirs...
> 
> $699 is pretty steep, but RAID cards are not cheap.
> They are worth it for performance though.
> 
> If you don't need absolute performance, software RAID will
> work.  
> 
> Give with multiple smaller drives instead of two larger
> ones.

Agreed on this one.  The bigger drives are great, but even in a mirror
rebuild scenario the time to re-sync just gets longer and longer.  More
risk!

$700, eesh.  You can get some nice Areca cards for much less than that.

Ray


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