[clug] Raid Enclosures

Stephen Hodgman steve at namsys.com.au
Wed May 28 01:27:31 EST 2003

I have installed a 3Ware enclosure for our office server.  I am not at home 
so connot give you the model.  It supports 4 IDE drives (Parallel) and it 
takes up 3 x 5.25" bays..  We are using it with their 4 channel (7000 
series) card.  Drivers are in 2.4 kernel.  However I downloaded and 
installed the latest from their website.  

They claim support for Redhat and SUSE only but I am using Debian.  
The package comes with a browser based monitoring tool.  This needed 
latest drivers to work properly.  It will email on errors and can conduct 
scheduled diagnostics.

>From memory the enclosure was around $6-700.   We are quite happy 
with the result so far.

On 26 May 2003 at 16:03, Chris Delfs wrote:

> Does anyone on the list have any experience with SCSI-IDE raid 
> enclosures.
> Basically I am looking for an external box that I can put say 4 IDE 
> drives in and then connect it to a SCSI chain.  Linux should than see 
> the all the IDE drives as if they are a single disk.
> Some of the things I have seen so far are well over $3000, which seems 
> a little expensive.  Perhaps I'm wrong and this is this the sort of 
> money I need to spend,  or are there cheaper alternatives around
> I have a feeling something like this has been mentioned on this list 
> once before.
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> Chris Delfs                             email delfs at rsc.anu.edu.au
> Research School of Chemistry            Tel   +(61)(2) 6125 3496
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Stephen Hodgman               steve at namsys.com.au
Namadgi Systems                Ph. +61 2 6285 3460
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