[Beowulf] SATA vs SCSI drives

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Mon Oct 11 09:06:18 EDT 2004


On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 at 7:44pm, George Georgalis wrote

> On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 12:01:37PM -0400, H.Vidal, Jr. wrote:
> >Which SATA drives are considered 'the best' the way, say Seagate drives are
> >held in high esteem for SCSI?
> >
> >And, if anybody likes any particular RAID and/or NAS system, let's hear
> >your stories. About 1.4-1.7 Terabyte raw space.
> 
> I've heard these are a good value
> http://www.winsys.com/products/flata.php
> 
> If you build your own, the 3com controllers can be had under $400 and are
                             ^^^^
I think you meant "3ware" there...

> said to be quite good. I'm booting SATA with a $35 addonics controller on
> a workstation -- which I consider as reliable, faster and cheaper than
> ATA. But that setup wasn't without difficulty setting up.


-- 
Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
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