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Re: Anybody using the Dell Powervault MD3000 array?

From: Craig James <craig_james(at)emolecules(dot)com>
To: "Gavin M(dot) Roy" <gmr(at)myyearbook(dot)com>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Jeffrey Baker <jwbaker(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Anybody using the Dell Powervault MD3000 array?
Date: 2008-04-16 22:47:08
Message-ID: 480681EC.5030708@emolecules.com (view raw or flat)
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Gavin M. Roy wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 4:39 PM, Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com 
> <mailto:jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>> wrote:
> 
>     On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:37:32 -0700
>     "Jeffrey Baker" <jwbaker(at)gmail(dot)com <mailto:jwbaker(at)gmail(dot)com>> wrote:
> 
>      > >  I can second this. The MSA 70 is a great unit for the money.
>      >
>      > Thank you both.  The MSA 70 looks like an ordinary disk shelf.  What
>      > controllers do you use?  Or, do you just go with a software RAID?
>      >
> 
>     P800, from HP.
> 
> 
> In a Dell box I use a Perc 6/E with a SAS to Mini SAS cable.

There was a fairly long recent thread discussing the Dell Perc 6 controller starting here:

  http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-performance/2008-03/msg00264.php

and one relevant follow-up regarding the MD1000 box:

  http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-performance/2008-03/msg00280.php

(Unfortunately, the Postgres web archive does a terrible job formatting plain-old-text messages, it doesn't seem to know that it should wrap paragraphs, so some of these are pretty hard to read as web pages.)

Craig

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