[CentOS] eSATA drive enclosure of a full PC?

Slack-Moehrle mailinglists at mailnewsrss.com
Sun Feb 21 05:50:02 UTC 2010


Hi John,

Yes, I looked into this and I was looking for a solution with a large number of drives, but at a good cost point.

So you are saying a full fledged PC with an 8-port sata mobo is a better solution.

--Jason

----- Original Message -----
From: "John R Pierce" <pierce at hogranch.com>
To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2010 9:36:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] eSATA drive enclosure of a full PC?

Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> HI All,
>
> I have a dilemma and I would appreciate advice
>
> 1. Get a good size case, mobo, processor, etc and put 8 hard drives it in and RAID them. (yes an 8 port SATA mobo). Running CentOS.
>
> or
>
> 2. Get an eSATA enclosure that has room for 8 or 10 drives and just connect it to box?
>   

esata enclosure will be on a single SATA port, which will be a 
bottleneck for 4 or more drives.  maybe even for 3 drives.  8 or more 
drives should be on a 4 channel SAS port at least.

how about getting something like a QNAP and putting your storage on the 
network?

for instance, http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_feature.asp?p_id=134





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