[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu Jan 7 13:08:12 UTC 2010


John Doe wrote:
> From: Boris Epstein <borepstein at gmail.com>
>> This is not directly related to CentOS but still: we are trying to set up some storage servers to run under Linux - most likely CentOS. The storage volume would be in the range specified: 8-15 TB. Any recommendations as far as hardware?
> 
> Depends on your budget.
> Here, we use HP DL180 servers (12 x 1TB disks in 2U)...
> You can also check Sun Fire X**** servers; up to 48 x 1TB in 4U...
> 

Somebody said something about Sun servers being pricey and that quality 
was going downhill...something about cheap controllers...any comments on 
this?

BTW, the Sun X4540 can only be bought with all disks loaded. So it is 
not up to 48 but must be 48 in 4U.


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