[Beowulf] Looking for external RAID vendors

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Wed Sep 27 07:08:03 PDT 2006

Erik Paulson wrote:
> 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.

We've migrated to CoRAID ATA-over-Ethernet and enterprise-class SATA for 
most of our work with weather and ocean models here.

Gerry Creager -- gerry.creager at tamu.edu
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