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RE: [K12OSN] server hardware advice needed



> To add to Jim's suggestion, I have heard good things about 3ware raid 
> cards.  I'm not sure if this was the card seen at buy.com

I just rechecked prices from www.buy.com to get a more accurate total
for everyone.  Things have changed some since last year when I checked
this out but the price is still excellent.

Promise SuperTrak SX6000 IDE RAID Controller
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10315373&loc=101&hdwt=30451&sp
=1
$289.99

Promise SuperSwap 1000 Hot Swap Carriage
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10321275&loc=101&hdwt=30411&sp
=1
$72.99 each ($437.94 total for 6)

Maxtor MaXLine Plus II 250 GB ATA 133 7200 RPM
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10333236&loc=101&hdwt=30401&sp
=1
$207.99 each ($1,247.94 total for 6)


This brings you to a grand total of $1975.87 for an internal HotSwap
7200 IDE RAID 5 solution with 1.5TB of storage space.  Still very
awesome compared to the price tag for a SCSI array with the same
features.  And the controller claims to be Linux compatible.





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