[Beowulf] SATA vs SCSI drives

Michael Huntingdon hunting at ix.netcom.com
Mon Oct 11 17:25:52 PDT 2004


Hernando

Though slightly dated, I hope the attachment is helpful....btw....I didn't 
do an exhaustive search, but found the 10K SATA drives only offered at 
72GB's and under. The higher cap drives are 7200RPM.

cheers
michael


At 09:01 AM 10/10/2004, H.Vidal, Jr. wrote:
>Hello all.
>
>We are building some Network Area Storage gear around some high-end
>imaging and data acq. systems. Reliability for storage of this data is
>a big time must.
>
>To date, we have built all of this lab's gear around SCSI drives because it
>has been our research and experience that SCSI drives are better built
>than IDE drives. However, when looking at these drive arrays and NAS
>appliances, it is very clear that SATA drives are really driving large scale
>storage.
>
>What has been the general experience on this list of SATA vs SCSI in terms
>of performance, reliability, quoted as well as real-world failure rates, etc?
>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.
>
>Thanks for your collective help and attention.
>
>Hernando Vidal, Jr.
>Tesseract Technology
>
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