On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 8:54 AM, <Chris(dot)Ellis(at)shropshire(dot)gov(dot)uk> wrote:
> Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote on 31/03/2009 15:53:34:
>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 8:21 AM, <Chris(dot)Ellis(at)shropshire(dot)gov(dot)uk> wrote:
>> > Scott Marlowe <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote on 31/03/2009 15:16:01:
>> >> I'd call IBM and ask them to come pick up their boat anchors.
>> > My sentiments exactly, unfortunately, I seem stuck with them :(
>> Can you at least source your own RAID controllers?
> Yes I will be, I never really did trust IBM and I certainly don't now!
> I just need to choose the correct RAID card now, good performance at the
> right price.
The older Areca and 3ware cards are pretty reasonably priced (Areca
12xx series, 3ware 95xx series) and the newer ones aren't too badly
priced for the performance you get. What's your budget for the RAID
Note that you might also be able to get away with the crappy RAID card
they sold you if you put it into jbod mode and use software RAID
instead. Just guessing.
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