[K12OSN] Are fast disks really that important and why?

Nils Breunese 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  
> own
> SATA home array, for testing and playing.
> 3ware, no thanks.  They don't open their specs (LSI, by contrast,  
> does),
> 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.

Nils Breunese.

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