hardware for home use large storage
freebsd at jdc.parodius.com
Tue Feb 9 14:15:49 UTC 2010
On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 08:45:12AM -0500, Dan Langille wrote:
> On Tue, February 9, 2010 7:51 am, Tom Evans wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 6:15 AM, Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net> wrote:
> >> ....
> >> Here's the list:
> >> http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=8441629
> >> Just over $1K, and I've got 4 nice drives, ECC memory, and a server
> >> board.
> >> Going with the celeron saved a ton of cash with no impact on ZFS that I
> >> can
> >> discern, and again, going with a cheap tower case slashed the cost as
> >> well.
> >> Â That whole combo works great. Â Now when I use up those 6 SATA ports,
> >> I
> >> don't know how to get more cheaply, but I'll worry about that later...
> >> Charles
> > As long as those SATA ports are AHCI compliant, should work quite
> > nicely with a SiI port multiplier. Failing that, a simple 2 port SiI
> > PCI-E SATA card (supported by siis(4) driver) + 2 x SiI port
> > multiplier would give you 10 extra SATA ports.
> > My SiI PCI-E card cost Â£15, and the PM about Â£50, so it is about
> > Â£13/port, or ~$20/port. Probably can get the components cheaper in the
> > US actually. I also found some nice simple drive racks for Â£20/4
> > drives - not completely hotswappable, but much easier to replace than
> > screwed into the case.
> Now there's an idea. Drive racks? Got a URL?
I'd recommend staying away from anything with SAF-TE (for SCSI) or SES2
(for SAS or SATA) however. At least with regards to SCSI, I've seen
quite a few of the QLogic SAF-TE chips get in the way of drive failures
and start changing SCSI IDs of all the disks (yes you read that right)
on the bus willy-nilly.
That means that basically the CSE-M34T or CSE-M35T-1 would be good
choices. Yes they come in Black.
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