[rescue] playing with the new E250 ... disk performance vs. old PeeCee

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Mon Dec 18 09:19:23 CST 2006

On Sun, Dec 17, 2006 at 01:47:56PM -0500, Bryan Gurney wrote:

> My fastest rescued system is a U60 that has two 73 GB 10K Cheetahs that  
> can run Ultra 320, but they're going to be on a 40 MB/sec bus.  Not bad if  
> you're just kicking around, but if you want performance of any kind  
> without having to pay the price of a newer Sun, your best bet is to give  
> up and go x86 Linux (or give Solaris 10 x86 a go).

You can also use external arrays and a PCI scsi card.  U2W cards
(80mb/s) are pretty cheap, and can be had in dual channel, for two
faster external arrays.  Or, SAS + an external SATA array is an option
as well.

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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