[olug] RAID chassis recommendations
obiwan at jedi.com
Tue Jul 10 19:15:54 UTC 2012
> I know this misses your requirement by 2 drives but I have a couple of
> Dell PowerEdge 2950s with FreeNAS .... They are cheap, solid and I like
> them alot.
> Here are a couple quick ebay examples....
> It is hard to beat for the money.
Yes, those look pretty slick, and I'm not against buying something like
this (except the drives) off eBay. However, once I install mirrored
system drives, this only leaves me with 4 data drives, which just isn't
enough for the long haul. At RAID 5 with 2TB drives, that only gives me
6TB of usable space. I'd fill it before the drives were out of warranty.
Are there any other similar servers (with 8+ bays) that I should watch
out for on eBay?
>> Minimum requirements:
>> * 2U tall
>> * holds at least 8 hot-swap SATA drives
>> * has at least 2 GigE NICs
>> * external USB3 is a plus, but not required
Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth obiwan at jedi.com PrairieRimImages.com
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