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Re: Tera-Byte+ fileservers

To: Bryan-TheBS-Smith <b.j.smith@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Tera-Byte+ fileservers
From: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 23:15:24 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Mike Baptiste <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, pac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <3B86A6C3.3046578B@xxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Bryan-TheBS-Smith wrote:

> Mike Baptiste wrote:
> > I know some folks who put together 1TB file servers for < $5K
> > They used Athlon motherboards and Promise RAID gear
> > (http://www.promise.com/ATARaid/)
> Promise?  Ouch.  Especially if it is the "trick BIOS" FastTrak. 
> Even the SuperTrak is not _that_ good compared to the Adaptec 2400A
> or the 3Ware Escaldes -- at least according to StorageReview.COM.
> The only time I've seen people having problems with 3Ware cards has
> been when they change the default block size, use RAID-5 (which has
> slow write performance anyway) or load older run-time monitoring
> software while running with newer drivers and/or firmware.

And use it in a SMP system or with a CPU watchdog enabled. This triggers
the watchdog which otherwise would not.


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