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

John Doe jdmls at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 7 15:54:40 UTC 2010


From: Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>
> On 01/07/2010 02:30 PM, Boris Epstein wrote:
> > KB, thanks. When you say "dont go over 1 TiB in storage per spindle"
> > what are you referring to as spindle?
> 
> disk. it boils down to how much data do you want to put under one 
> read/write stream.
> 
> the other thing is that these days 1.5TB disks are the best 
> bang-for-the-buck in terms of storage/cost. So maybe thats something to 
> consider, and limit disk usage down initially - expand later as you need.
> 
> Even better if your hba can support that, if not then mdadm ( have lots 
> of cpu right ? ), and make sure you understand recarving / reshaping 
> before you do the final design. Refactoring filers with large quantities 
> of data is no fun if you cant reshape and grow.

I also heard that disks above 1TB might have reliability issues.
Maybe it changed since then...

JD


      


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