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

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sat Apr 1 11:39:24 CST 2006

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> 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
> FC.

Are there FC-AL drives around that don't reorder their operations for 
performance/reliability?  There are quite a few SATA drives that don't.

Peace...  Sridhar

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