Valeri Galtsev wrote: > > On Fri, November 3, 2017 3:36 am, hw wrote: >> Valeri Galtsev wrote: >>> If you have not Dell server hardware my choice of [hardware] RAID cards >>> would be: >>> >>> Areca >> >> Areca is forbiddingly expensive. > > Yes, and it is worth every dollar it costs. All good RAID cards will be on > the same price level. Those cheaper ones I will not let into our stables > (don't get me started ranting about them...) How does spending between 300 and 800 for an Areca 8 port pay out when you can get a P410 for less than 100? Are they 3--8 times faster, 3--8 times easier to replace, 3--8 times more reliable, 3--8 times easier to use, 3--8 times more durable, 3--8 times more energy efficient? What is it that makes them worthwhile? > [...] >> I like CLIs and donÂ´t like web interfaces ... > > I _am_ a command line person myself. Yet, when dealing with RAID, I do > prefer GUI interface, as it is much harder to screw up when you use 3ware > web interface, compared to, say, 3ware command client interface, the last > being much better and clearer than LSI command client... Again, it can be > just me, or it can be the same for many people that our perception of > things in GUI is less prone to grave mistakes. It´s much easier to click the wrong button in a GUI than it is to enter the wrong command in a cli. If the cli is poor, the gui may seem much better --- I have a switch like that and I´m pissed that the cli is so bad. Unfortunately, there aren´t any decent 1GB switches with at least 24 ports that are fanless :( And how do you automate a gui? That´s way easier to do with a cli.