[SATLUG] Affordable raid1 enclosure, maybe nas
Todd W. Bucy
toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Mon Nov 30 19:06:49 CST 2009
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> John Pappas wrote:
>> Define affordable, but it seems that you want the RAID to be done in
>> the box
>> (rather than the host) which would require the RAID logic to be built
>> the enclosure, and then one host port (USB or eSATA).
>> There is the drobo which many like, as well as single USB/eSATA
>> I have used Promise in the past, but the non-windows driver type
>> tend to be more $$ (that addition of a USB/eSATA RAID card raises the
>> The GigE connected NAS option is likely to cost the same, and provide
>> features. I am currently shopping that market as well, and like the
>> (EMC) ix series as well as the Synology DS series (Liking the
>> DS409+). They
>> both provide NFS and CIFS/SAMBA, as well as the ability to add others
>> (iscsi, rsync, ftp, scp) and both run embedded Linux. The iomega is
>> purchased with drives, and the synology/drobo are BYO Disks.
>> As the NAS boxes only require ~45W and does not require the "host
>> (@~+125W) to be running for clients to access the data.
> For RAID, I have always recommended a HW solution even though it costs
> more. The cost of the HW is not really significant compared to the
> value of the data. SW RAID does work, but depends too much on the
> skill of the administrator.
> As John says, a NAS is an excellent solution because it removes the
> dependence on a separate system and makes it easy for multiple systems
> to access the data.
> I can't comment about the devices John mentions because I don't have
> any personal experience with them, but they sound like a good starting
> -- Bruce
not to mention that if you look around on ebay you can find the perc5i
for around $100 dollars. I like it on my system as it will let me
expand to a RAID 50 with 8 drives.
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