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Re: [OT] 19"/2U Cases

On Wednesday 29 August 2007 03:26, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> 2)  Does anyone know, where I can get complete Server which fit my
>     needs?  It does not need very much memory (~2 GByte) and need
>     only a small CPU since its FileServer usage, but need 3Ware
>     8-channel Controller.

Although 3Ware website and 9xxx product data sheets still claim
support for JBOD, once you read the huge user manual you find that
JBOD support was discontinued in a firmware "upgrade".  Single disk
mode is available but your data is still hidden behind the 3Ware
layer and unavailable without paying the 3Ware ransom.  Which means
you have to go out and buy another overpriced 3Ware and keep it in a
cupboard so you can recover your data when the first controller dies.

Google will also show you many instances over the years of people
finding their 3Ware running at a tiny faction of advertised speed.

Never again 3Ware!

Buy an inexpensive OEM controller and use software RAID.  Much more
reliable and often faster.

--Mike Bird

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