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Eric Goldstein

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think again about doing a raid setup. you can get more performance from a single drive for a cheaper price. the western digital 1000bb special edition will destroy most single hard drives and you'd be hard pressed to beat it with a raid 0 setup either. the added benefit of the single drive (and EIGHT MEG CACHE!!!!!!!) is it will have lower latencies.
my opinions are not without good reason:
http://www.storagereview.com/article...0BB-SE_sp.html
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brian a

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Is there a reason that these drives couldn't be striped to increase performance?
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Kimmo Jaskari

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Oh, mirroring is also a safe way, but you lose more harddrive space that way. For every drive you mirror, you obviously need another drive to mirror it. That way, you are only ever using 50% of your available space.
With RAID5 you lose one drives worth of space, but in a five-disc array that is still a lot less than if you were to do mirroring.
Like I said, for me storage space and security is more important than raw speed. That's not true for everybody, obviously.
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Richard Cooper

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That WD drive certainly looks pretty interesting, but at £215 each in the UK, for someone who already has a RAID controller, it's not a lot cheaper. I'm going to dig out HD tach and see what my drives put out response time etc. Watch this space :)
Edit: UGH! HD Tach don't seem to like my new array. Oh well.
[Edited last by Richard Cooper on October 23, 2001 at 02:03 PM]
 

PhilipW

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What about using SCSI hard drives in a raid configuration. That is what we have at work. 3 SCSI 9 GB drives powered by 2 733 processors with 512MB ram. Photoshop will open a 200 MB file in a couple of seconds.
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Rob Gillespie

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One of the systems at work is a bloody huge RAID system, all running on fibre-channel with a 27 Terrabyte capacity.
Yes, it's fast. Yes, it's big. Yes, it would make a great porn farm :)
[Edited last by Rob Gillespie on October 26, 2001 at 04:42 PM]
 

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