Time for a new SATA raid server ...

Tony Shadwick tshadwick at goinet.com
Wed Jun 8 21:40:07 GMT 2005

Only word of advice:

Get ahold of the vendor to make sure they support non-descructive resizing 
of an array if you intend to add more space later.  You've been warned.

I didn't find this out on mine until after I purchased the card.

On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, John Pettitt wrote:

> I'm about to consign my old cobbled together file server and it's
> collection of FireWire drives to that place servers go to die.
> I need to build a file server with up to 2 TB of capacity - most of this
> storage will be near-line storage for video and photo archives and so
> will not have high performance needs.  It will need to be highly reliable.
> My current thought is to go with a 3ware based SATA raid solution using
> 300 or 400gb sata drives (7 x 400's with 6 in a raid 5 array with a hot
> spare).
> Questions:  does anybody on the list have such a box running in production?
> Any issues I need to watch for?
> Does anybody build these pre-configured?
> What other raid controllers should I consider? (must have real FreeBSD
> support)
> John
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