Subject: Re: cheap RAID?
To: Edwin Foo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Daniel Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 06/09/1999 14:45:52
> Or should I really just break the bad news and tell them that we need to
> spend lots of $$ on SCSI drives and a SCSI raid controller?
No comment on the raidframe side of things, but I can report good
results with a SCSI raid system using IDE disks. Pedestal systems
presenting as a single *large* SCSI disk come in at around GBP 3000 for
75 Gb of RAID 5, using commodity 25 Gb IDE disks.
Our source was http://www.zero-d.com, but they all seem to use similar
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