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Re: SCSI Disk/Controller advice please

On Tue, 2004-11-02 at 00:49 +0800, Paolo Alexis Falcone wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 15:22:17 +0100, Frank Gevaerts <frank@gevaerts.be> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 09:28:32AM +0800, Paolo Alexis Falcone wrote:
> On an environment that's heavy on writes, RAID 5's overhead doesn't
> really justify the costs. You'd be better off with RAID 1 for that.

Note that large-cache controllers mitigate RAID-5's write overhead.

Over course, they cost more, blah blah, but when you are putting
together a few TB worth of SCSI disks, RAID-5 becomes a necessity
(unless you have the deepest of pockets), and so the cost of such
up-scale controllers isn't so horrible.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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The difference between drunken sailors and Congressmen is that
drunken sailors spend their own money.

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