[Beowulf] Looking for external RAID vendors

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 15:42:56 PDT 2006

Bill Broadley wrote:
> An interesting option I hadn't seen until very recently:
>    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2018463,00.asp
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16816133001
> Not particularly fast (99MB/sec was the fastest number I saw
> in the review).  But if you need $6TB for $3k it looks pretty
> attractive.
They did drop this little tidbit vis-a-vis software RAID:
>Using 1MB 100% sequential transfer requests, the DS-1220 managed read
>and write throughput over 250MB/sec with CPU utilization around 2%.

It could be that the poor performance is a product of dodgy firmware.
The array is still looks quite attractive as a mass storage device.

Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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