[K12OSN] Are fast disks really that important and why?
nils at breun.nl
Mon Jun 4 12:38:06 UTC 2007
Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote:
>> The reason enterprises are using SATA is the price/GB and the size of
>> the drives. You can now buy 1TB (1000GB) SATA drives. If you have big
>> storage needs then SATA definitely makes sense. Usually with an LSI
>> MegaRAID 300-8x or 3ware 9550sx SATA RAID controller.
> LSI MegaRAID, I agree; I'm buying a MegaRAID 150-6 SATA card for my
> SATA home array, for testing and playing.
> 3ware, no thanks. They don't open their specs (LSI, by contrast,
> and their RAID management tools are binary blobs.
3ware might not be totally open source compliant, but their stuff
does seem to work pretty good.
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