[nycbug-talk] cheap way to add drives to a 1U?
pete at nomadlogic.org
Thu Oct 29 12:54:05 EDT 2009
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 11:15:36PM -0400, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Oct 2009, Pete Wright wrote:
> >On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 07:08:45PM -0400, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> >>Any ideas?
> >>I've got a 1U server available that has two SATA drive bays. I need at
> >>least four drives...
> >>Any cheap way to bundle 2-4 drives in some kind of external case and bring
> >>them back via eSATA or an SATA multilane cable?
> >hey charles - i've used these guys in the past to build some relativly
> >cheap fast storage for some video playback systems:
> Wow. One-stop shopping. This seems like a decent enough deal:
> Their drive prices are really good, actually a bit lower than NewEgg on
> the WD RE3s.
yea we were pretty happy with the prices and didn't have issues with
product once we got stuff.
> What host adapters are you using on the FBSD boxes? Some time ago I was
> cautioned against basically all Highpoint and SIIS cards on -stable. It's
> pretty slim pickings once you take those brands out of the mix.
on my workstation I've just installed this controller:
02:08.0 Mass storage controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC40718 (SATA
300 TX4) (rev 02)
Its been working like a charm. This is on a dodgy Dell XPS desktop
system which an awful Nvidia sata "raid" controller. fbsd didn't like
that at all - once i installed the promise card everything was happy.
got it from macmall - and seems to work ok for r&d purposes:
with this controller what you can do is buy one of the
internal<->external sata adapters from pc-pitstop or somewhere to
connect your shoebox or external jbod.
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