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Disk Array, RAID 5

Adam Hicks
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Disk Array, RAID 5

I'm in need of either a low-end Disk Array or Disk System with a RAID controller card with 5 18Gb to 36Gb disk Drives, thats compatable with the RX2600 any suggestions? thanks!
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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: Disk Array, RAID 5

Adam,

Check the used market for an FC60 array with 1 SC10 enclosure (which holds up to 10 18Gb drives, or larger ones if you want). You can add additional SC10(s) (up to 6) later on. The FC60 controller can configure RAID 0/1 or RAID 5, whichever you require/desire. At this point, they're extremely dependable, reliable and cheap.


Pete



Pete
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk Array, RAID 5

You could also look into the AutoRaid 12H arrays. They are decent low-end arrays.
Zeev Schultz
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk Array, RAID 5

I also remember that exCompaq-proliants
Smart Array cards 5302/5304 are supported on
rx2600. So you can combine, say, ds2300 up to 14 drives JBOD ( Ultra160 and Ultra320 drives)
and such a RAID card.
Smart Array :
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/smartarray5300/index.html

DS2300 disk system:
http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/products/disk_arrays/disksystems/ds2300/index.html

If you plan to enlarge storage farm, consider
probably EVA 3000/5000 or VA74xx.
So computers don't think yet. At least not chess computers. - Seymour Cray
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk Array, RAID 5

Hi,

If you don't neet to buy a HP array you should perhaps have a look at the very cheap IDE or ATA RAID systems on the market. I have used such systems (Zero-D 400) on HP-UX Solaris and Windows and never had any problems with them.

http://www.fibrenetix.co.uk/products/
Ron Lawson_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Disk Array, RAID 5

While the SmartArray 5304 may be a good choice with the rx2600, it is important to note that the SmartArray RAID products are only supported with StorageWorks enclosures such as the StorageWorks 4314R. The DS2300 is not a supported device with the SmartArray RAID cards.