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

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Fri Jan 8 00:01:33 UTC 2010


John Doe wrote:
> Yes, the Sun Fire Xs are costly...
> Here, 35k euros for 48 x 1TB by example, or 22k for 48 x 500GB...
> Our 12TB HP is around 6k.  So 12k for almost the same as the 22k
> But if you use 1TB disks on the Sun, you end up using half the Us (and save some power) in your bay; which might be nice if you are tight on physical space...
> It all depends on your needs.
> Note that I think the Sun Fire X uses software RAID (from zfs)...
> 

Yes, the Sun Fire X4540 uses software raid but not necessarily zfs...if 
you install another operating system that is not Solaris or OpenSolaris, 
it won't be zfs.


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