Angel Martin Alganza
ama at ugr.es
Thu Mar 5 08:50:13 CST 2009
On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 05:32:46PM -0800, Nadine Miller wrote:
> On Mar 4, 2009, at 9:06 AM, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> >I have room for 3 more 5-in-3 drive cages, have more PCI-X slots
> >for RAID cards, and can upgrade to 1.5TB drives. NetBSD supports
> >the RAID card out of the box. So, 4 drives per drive cage (after
> >overhead) times 4 drive cages times 1.5TB per drive is 24TB.
> A buddy at work pointed out to me that SuperMicro makes both a
> 4-in-3 and a 5-in-3 bay adaptor with fan for pretty much the best
> price I could find anywhere--~$100. The 4-in-3 is $78 @ Amazon,
> iirc. (part # CSE-M35T-I for the 5, CSE-M14T for the 4). They also
> have some nice SAS/SATA 2.5 in. mobile bays if you want to go with
> tiny laptop SATA drives (ghetto thumper, anyone?).
That's good to know, thank you. What about SATA 2.5 HDD, aren't they
smaller and much more expensive than 3.5 ones? Is that changing
already or will on the near future? What about power usage?
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