[TriLUG] Affordable storage?

Jason Tower jtower at cerient.net
Fri Oct 19 21:54:45 EDT 2007

if you're interested i have a storage server (supermicro 15 disk chassis, dual 
3ware sata controllers) that i built for a client a couple of years ago, they 
just retired it in favor of two 7.5tb servers (which i built as well).  it's 
sitting on a shelf in my garage and i'd love to find it a home before i move 
next week :)

it's currently filled with 300gb sata disks yielding about 3.5tb, replace them 
with 500 or 750gb disks, you can do the math.  it's not fancy like emc or netapp 
but it's all off-the-shelf hardware, runs linux, and worked flawlessly when it 
was in service.


Kevin J. wrote:
> I lost two drives in two separate arrays, and one logical drive (not good!!!), in the last three days and I need to get a more robust storage system. We have some overheating issues in our server closet (stays around 80 degrees for some reason though it used to stay around 70 with the exact same a/c unit) and it's killing the sandwiched drives in the arrays. These are home-grown boxen and I need to get an affordable (<$7k) storage solution that will start with approx. 1TB and grow up to 5TB, if possible. I'm looking at the Clariion AX150, but have never used EMC before. 
> Can anyone recommend a better solution in that price range? 
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
> Kevin
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