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Re: How to configure 36 disks ?

To: Jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: How to configure 36 disks ?
From: Mark Lord <liml@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:22:08 -0400
Cc: Raz <raziebe@xxxxxxxxx>, Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Linux RAID Mailing List <linux-raid@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-aio@xxxxxxxxx, "linux-ide@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <linux-ide@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Jon Hardcastle wrote:
I'd like to understand how you even go attaching that many devices to a 
system.. I am 'comparatively' new to this.. and have a 6 raid5 system.. not 
enterprise.. and i have slammed into case/power/sat slot issues already. What 
sort of hardware must one use to grow to a 36 array system!
..

Here's one way:

 -- four onboard SATA ports
 -- plus four add-in PCI/PCIX/PCIe 8-port Marvell SATA cards.
 -- and a honkin' huge PSU!

:)

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