building a RAID system - 8 drives - drive-net

Angel Rivera angel at wolf.com
Thu Oct 9 19:19:16 EDT 2003


Alvin Oga writes: 

> 
> hi ya angel 
> 
> On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Angel Rivera wrote: 
> 
>> Alvin Oga writes:  
>> 
>> > nobody swaps disks around ... unless one is using those 5.25" drive bay
>> > thingies in which case ... thats a different ball game  
>> 
>> No quite true. We use Rare drives (one box) to move up to a TB of data 
>> around w/o having to take the time to create tapes and then download them. 
>> That takes a lot of time, even w/ LTOs. 
> 
> yes.. guess it makes sense to move disks around for moving tb of data
> like floppy-net or sneaker-net
> 	- done that ( moving disks around ) myself once in a while 
> 	for a quickie fix

When you have that much data, it is easier and faster to load 8 drives into 
a box than tons of tapes.  take out the old drives and place the new ones 
in, mount it, export it and voila-it is on-line.
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