[CentOS] how do export a block device via eSATA?

Mon Feb 14 07:27:51 UTC 2011
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 4:44 AM, Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2011, at 4:59 PM, Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>>> On 02/13/11 1:21 PM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to build a dense eSATA enclosure with say 16 or 24 drives :)
>>> thats a stunningly bad way to go about it.
>>> A) if you want JBOD, use a SAS/SATA enclosure with a SAS host card, as
>>> SATA doesn't support multichannel multiplexing.
>> mmm, I didn't think of this :)
> Dell has the MD1120 which is a 24 bay 2.5" SAS/SATA enclosure. I think it goes for $3000 plus cost of disk drives.
> If you want to go cheaper I believe Supermicro makes a 16 drive chassis that is meant for a server, but can be made into an external enclosure, or an iSCSI/NFS/CIFS storage server.
> -Ross

Thanx Ross.

We got those 16 drive SuperMicro chassis, which is what I want to use,
and they're already running FreeNAS which offers iSCSI & NFS.

I just had this idea of exploring eSATA since most machines already
have an eSATA port. So if I don't get this working, it's not a big
deal. But, I think it could be a cheap alternative to SAS / FC

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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