[nycbug-talk] Memory sizing

Francisco Reyes lists at stringsutils.com
Sun Apr 23 15:43:59 EDT 2006

Pete Wright writes:

> if you have the money i'd go with 15k RPM scsi drives in a RAID 10
> configuration.

I am not sure we have money for 10K RPM scsi disks, much less 15K RPM. The 
issue is space.. The 300GB SCSI disks are about 4 times the cost of 7.2K RPM 
IDEs. The 10K RPM IDE Raptors only go to 150GB..

I think we can either go RAID 10 with 7.2K RPM 300GB IDE or RAID 5 with 10K 
RPM 145GB disks. I am hoping raid 5 with 7 spindles, plus going to SCSI, 
would make up for using raid 5 instead of 10.

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