Re: SCSI or IDE
On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 08:16:51AM +0100, Thomas Lamy wrote:
> Thomas Kirk [mailto:email@example.com] wrote:
> > Hep
> > 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 ->
> > http://www.promise.com/product/product_detail_eng.asp?productI
> > d=90&familyId=6
> > 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.
By "one of those thingies" you mean 3ware?
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