[nycbug-talk] Memory sizing

Francisco Reyes lists at stringsutils.com
Tue Apr 25 16:18:48 EDT 2006

Pete Wright writes:

> you can get decent performance, but i would day they are much less
> reliable than SCSI disks.

We run 8 disks, and keep 2 as hot spare. :-)

> yep sure is, although you can implement such a scheme with a decent
> hardware controller...

Based on http://raid.com/04_01_03.html, I don't think I would use it as a 
software raid. Also this one point is a killer:

"Transaction rate equal to that of a single disk drive at best (if spindles 
are synchronized)" 

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