[rescue] FC-AL drives on sale at geeks.com

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 09:53:14 CST 2008

Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 03:22:16AM -0500, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> David Muran-de Assereto wrote:
>>> On Dec 23, 2007, at 11:56 , Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>>>> From: David Muran-de Assereto <dmuran at tuad.org>
>>>>> Date: 2007/12/23 Sun AM 12:14:13 CST
>>>>> To: Rescue <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>>>>> Subject: [rescue] FC-AL drives on sale at geeks.com
>>>>> Just a heads up, no association with seller except past satisfaction.
>>>>> geeks.com is selling 36.4GB 15K FCALs for $4.99 each.
>>>> I've got some Dell PowerVault 650F (some sort of bastard child of
>>>> Dell/Calriion, IIRC) that are stuffed with 10 9 Gig FC-AL drives,  
>>>> I'm tempted
>>>> to upgrade them, but 10x 36.4 Gig = about a $60 320 SATA drive[0]...
>>> I agree in general, but that SATA drive doesn't work so well in my  
>>> Blade 1000.
>> The SATA drive won't be anywhere near as fast, though, no?
> The latest SATA drives are pushing 100MB/s.  I would imagine that you
> would have to be looking at some pretty darn new FC drives to beat that.

I would think any *pile* of FC drives striped would be faster than a 
single SATA drive.

Peace...  Sridhar

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