[rescue] A5000, 22x9.1GB, QLogic QLA2100F controller, asking $550

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sat Apr 1 00:27:00 CST 2006

On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, Bill Bradford wrote:

> NetApp and EMC are now touting SATA as cheaper, slower alternatives to
> FC on their storage systems, for people that dont need FC performance.

Interesting, that, given that SATA-1 has more raw bandwidth than 1Gb/s
FC and SATA-2 has more raw bandwidth than 2Gb/s.  Seems that if they'd
just put a little more beef on the drive casings to dissipate heat
better and spun the motors up to 15krpm, they'd perform just as well as

In a system like a NetApp or EMC, where the computers don't talk to the
discs directly anyway, why should it matter what sort of connectivity
the disks use to talk to the storage subsystem.

Jonathan Patschke   )   "Let me hear you make decisions
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