[Beowulf] RAID storage: Vendor vs. parts
alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com
Tue Feb 22 16:50:08 PST 2005
hi ya greg
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > How frequent do RAID controllers go bad compared to disks, power
> > supplies and fan modules?
> Which of these can you buy at Fry's?
if you're buying parts/systems from "fries" or compusa/dell/etc..
than one is in deep kaka ...
- consumer grade parts is not as good as "industrial strength"
that does not necessarily mean higher prices
- fries et.al carry the lower grade junk of the same parts
marginal mtbf parts of the same identical items, sold by
higher end distributors vs retail store
my conspiracy theory about why the same Model xx from Manufacturer
are good for some and bad for others
( it'd depend on where you bought it )
- most consumer stores carry 3ware cards ... but not necessarily
adaptec/lsi raid cards but some do carry all 3 of um but none
carry the $1K - $20k raid controllers in stock
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