[Beowulf] Looking for external RAID vendors

Erik Paulson epaulson at cs.wisc.edu
Tue Sep 26 16:10:37 EDT 2006


On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 03:04:34PM -0400, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> I'm looking to get a few TB of SATA-SCSI storage, and I'm wondering what
> vendors folks like for this sort of thing.  I know all about the tradeoffs 
> of external RAID vs. internal arrays -- this is something that needs to be 
> as plug-and-play as possible.
> 
> Some groups here like Excel Meridian's products (which do look rather 
> nice).  Any other vendors with good products and support?
> 

We've had good luck with Apple arrays, after having been burned by 3Ware
cards that corrupted data. We've got about 200TB worth of them. We don't
do any SAN, each one is attached to a 1U server and we have our own 
"filesystem" to track where stuff is. Works for us.

-Erik
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