[rescue] Total corporate madness (FC-AL vs SCSI questions)

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Wed Aug 6 11:04:08 CDT 2003

How many drives would the proposed $189 FC-AL box hold?

Are second hand FC-AL drives generally cheaper than equivalent SCSI drives?

A power supply decent enough to adequately power 5 10-15k RPM drives would be around $70-$80 itself, IMO.  What kind of power supplies (wattage) are generally supplied with these FC-AL enclosures?


On Wed, 6 Aug 2003 11:27:56 -0400
Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 12:51:49AM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo
> +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
> > If you just want a FCAL JBOD (basically a box with power supply and
> > backplane), I have seen them for about $189, capable of taking 7-10
> > drives.  I don't remember where though...
> I can get most any SCSI box for that much.
> That's a *lot* to pay to house my $75 worth of three new 18GB SCSI
> drives.
> Most SCSI boxes are basically PC-case quality boxes with a power supply.
> They shouldn't be any more than the cheap PC cases.
> I can see a little more because of cabling, and the "special" 5/12 volt
> power supply, but not over $100 more.
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