Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?

Atom Powers atom.powers at
Thu Jun 22 15:41:32 UTC 2006

On 6/21/06, Marc G. Fournier <scrappy at> wrote:
> b. are ppl actually using/promoting SATA drives in a server environment?
>     Or are we just talking about situations where you have a large number
>     of spindles to work with?  My one experience with an SATA configuration
>     is that the server doesn't *feel* like its performing as well as my
>     SCSI servers do ... under load ...

Yes. All the servers I'm installing this year will have SATA drives
(and 3ware RAID controllers). The Western Digital Raptor drives are
every bit as good as the SCSI drives I used to get.

Although it can be difficult to explain to the finance people why a
74GB drive is better than a 500GB drive at the same price.

Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard.
--Atom Powers--

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