Re: SCSI or IDE
Thomas Kirk [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 11:57:33AM +1300, Jones, Steven wrote:
> > u can get hot swap ide
> > promise do one (hot swap ide), dunno how good it is mind.
> If you are thinking on this one ->
> Dont buy it! It as simple as that. 1 year ago i bought one of those
> bastards from promise and its slooow. Im running it as filer on a
> debian 3.0 system filesystem xfs and i havent been able to push it to
> a sustain throughput on more than 3MB/sec. This is with 8
> 60GB IBM deskstar
> 7200rpm disks in raid5.
> Next time i have to buy ideraid ill try 3ware for sure.
I have one ofe those thingies running our local samba server, raid 5 w/ 3+1
80 Gig 7200 IBM HDDs. Works flawlessly and fast. hdparm shows the following
Timing buffer-cache reads: 128 MB in 0.87 seconds =147.13 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 64 MB in 1.31 seconds = 48.85 MB/sec
This is on a dual PIII/500 w/ 256 MB.
Not the cheapest one, but it's actually worth it.