[rescue] Any Minneapolis area listers ?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 11 08:53:10 CST 2007

>From: Jay Monkman <jtm-rescue at smoothsmoothie.com>
>Date: 2007/01/10 Wed PM 03:59:49 CST
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Any Minneapolis area listers ?

>On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 09:50:54AM -0500, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>> As far as spanning multiple cards, you would probably be better off with 4
>> 4-port raid cards running software raid against them all or something,
>> than one 16 port card.
>That's not necessarily true. 4 drives on one card can completely
>saturate a 33MHz/32 bit PCI bus. 4 drives @ 50 MB/s = 1.6Gbps. 4 of 
>those will saturate a 100MHz/64 bit bus.

Finding a current MB with 4 PCI slots is challenging (NOT impossible, but your choices are very limited)...

Also, what is the difference between one 12 port card on a PCI bus vs. three 4 port cards on a PCI bus (aside from simple hardware redundancy, where you you now have three point s of failure instead of one, but hopefully one-third the impact when one of the three fails)?


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