file server question
Michael.Gerdts at usa.alcatel.com
Mon May 14 13:32:45 GMT 2001
On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 09:22:52AM -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> - buying too few disk **heads**, and not
> RAIDing them together. Throughput, not
> capacity, is the problem of the 1990s.
You can raid them together, but do it with hardware RAID. I highly suggest
looking at the Netra T3 or Clariion storage. I think that the Clariion is
going to turn out to be less expensive. Using RAID 5 on a Clariion
(fibre-channel attached), you will get better performance than you will
with individual UltraSCSI disks. Also, I think that you are asking for mud
on your face if you do not mirror or RAID 5 them for reliability. NEVER do
RAID 5 in software, though.
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