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Re: How to configure 36 disks ?

To: Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: How to configure 36 disks ?
From: Drew <drew.kay@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 05:14:42 -0700
Cc: Jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, 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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>> 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!
>
> Well, lets see.
>
> Put 3 dual channel SAS controler in the box giving you 6 external SAS
> connectors. Buy 6 48x disk enclosures and connect them. Configure them
> all as JBOD and you get your 288 disks.

And after you've mortgaged your house, your future, and your first born ... :-P


-- 
Drew

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