[CentOS] Infrastructure HELP!
hacker at fluke.com
Thu Oct 29 21:50:47 UTC 2009
On Thu, 29 Oct 2009, Matt wrote:
> What is the cheapest SATA hardware raid card I can get at newegg.com?
> Seems like most turn out not to be true hardware raid that I have
> found and will not run on CentOS 4.8 without a great deal of grief.
Not a direct answer to your question, but be careful of SATA drives.
As I understand it SAS drives (Serially Attached SCSI) are designed
to handle server duty (multiple processes stepping the head 24/7),
whereas SATA drives (Serially attached ATA) are not. SATA drives if
used in servers will fail prematurely. They're great/cheap for home
I've also heard that SATA-2 drives are more like SAS or SCSI drives
in this respect, as in they're designed for server duty.
I probably heard the above on this very list in the past.
Can someone confirm or deny? Making me look like a fool is ok, I'm
used to it. ;-)
Curt Mills, WE7U hacker at fluke dot com
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