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

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Thu Jan 7 13:22:58 UTC 2010

Quoting Chan Chung Hang Christopher <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>:

> 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.

Atleast old sun fire servers are using cheap ata controllers ...

My own solution is based on supermicro server with areca raid controller.

case: ATX Supermicro SC836TQ-R800V (16xSAS) with areca 16 port sata  
raid controller.(Areca ARC-1261ML)

You can easily buy cheap sata disks from 1 to 2TB * 16


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