[lug] Cheap centralized storage

Orion Poplawski orion at colorado-research.com
Thu Oct 31 15:37:55 MST 2002

On Thursday 31 October 2002 12:00 pm, you wrote:
> From: "Sexton, George" <gsexton at mhsoftware.com>
> To: <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
> Subject: RE: [lug] Cheap centralized storage
> Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 09:00:36 -0700
> Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> You could look at something like the Adaptec 2400 raid controller. It has 4
> IDE controller ports for a total of 8 drives. Combine that with some 320GB
> drives and it would supply quite a lot of juice.
> You might also want to take a look at the 3Ware controllers. I am going to
> buy a low-end one and test it out. The higher end ones look quite nice. The
> driver is supported in kernel 2.4.15 and higher.
> http://www.3ware.com/
> Now, the question becomes how do you back this up?

I discovered IDE RAID controllers after sending the message, and they seem to 
be way to go.  Might wait just a bit for serial-ATA to arrive, which seems 

Found this cool site too: http://staff.chess.cornell.edu/~schuller/raid.html

- Orion

PS - Is it just me, or is someone replying to digests and re-sending the 
entire digest in the reply? 

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