On Sat, Aug 04, 2001 at 12:14:13AM +0200, Seth Mos wrote:
> > The 3ware cards are nice if you have a bunch of IDE disks lying around
> > and need space and like to be able to do hardware RAID, but if I were
> > building a mission-critical datastore, I'd definitely be using high-end
> > SCSI drives and a RAID controller I was *damn sure* was as bulletproof
> > as I could get.
> You get logistical problems going larger then about 16 disks. I have 1
> production machine with software raid. Which is raid 1 to be able to keep
> going when one of the IDE disks in the server fails. Insert 100Mbit
> ethernet story again.
> If you want large you can hook 180GB baracudas on a hardware raid
> controller (dual or quad channel) and bump into the 2TB
> partition/filesystem limit of linux.
> Has anyone already bumped into that limit?
Yes, we have.
But this is getting awfully offtopic.