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RE: IDE Raid Controller concerns

I'm looking to do something similar here but the major obstacle I've found
so far is in finding a reasonably priced chassis that will hold 12 ide
drives. I am on quite a strict budget but I'd prefer it to be rack mountable
if I can get one cheap enough, otherwise a tower etc would do.
Any suggestions?

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris G. [mailto:grahn@xmission.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 15 October 2003 11:12 a.m.
To: debian-isp@lists.debian.org
Subject: IDE Raid Controller concerns

I've got a couple questions related to IDE raid that if I could get some
feed back on, I would really appreciate it.

A little bit ago, we suffered from a single drive (in software raid 5)
causing data corruption and poluting the array before being ejected.  This
made almost all the data on the raid invalid and unusable.  We knew that
this was probably going to happen sooner or later, but I started wondering
about hardware based raid cards, and if they would handle this any better.

I'm looking at a raid to have a 12x120 gig 7200 RPM ide drive setup.  11
drives in the array, and the 12th drive as the spare.

Controller wise we are looking at the 3Ware Escalade 7506-12 card, but I
have never seen this card in action, and I have no idea how it might
handle the above problem.

If any of you have used this card, what have your thoughts been?  What
problems did you run into?  Do you recommend a different card in the same
price range ($400 to $600)?

Thanks for any help you might be able to offer.

Chris G.

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