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

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 12:16:06 CST 2008

Joshua Boyd wrote:
>>>>> 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.
> I thought we were talking about something like 2 FC drives versus 2 SATA
> drives, since we talking about a Blade 1000.

Not really.  The observation was regarding 300GB of 32GB FC drives 
versus a single 300GB SATA drive.  At $4/drive, you might be able to 
pull it off in a RAID 5, which would not be substantially less reliable 
than a single SATA.

Peace...  Sridhar

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