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

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Sat Apr 1 01:29:43 CST 2006

On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 12:27:00AM -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> 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.

I think their SATA shelves use FC to talk back to the head unit anyway.
I'll know more soon within the next 2 weeks when our 3050 cluster system
is delivered and we migrate off three other filers.

We had a great presentation/discussion from the NetApp tech guyes last
Monday about number of I/O operations per second, number of spindles,
total I/O possible, etc, between SATA and FC.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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