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Re: advice on raid controller

From: allanwind(at)lifeintegrity(dot)com (Allan Wind)
To: Richard Jones <rj(at)last(dot)fm>
Cc: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: advice on raid controller
Date: 2003-09-27 19:31:30
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On 2003-09-27T18:24:33+0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> i'm on the verge of buying a "MegaRAID SCSI 320-2" raid controller.

You may want to check out the PCI-X version of this controller that
LSILogic just released (MegaRAID SCSI 320-2X).  PCI-X is backwards
compatible with PCI, but also gives you greater bandwidth if your
motherboard supports it (at least, that's the marketing fluff).

Adaptec and Intel makes (PCI) controllers with similar specs to the one
you mentioned.

> I need it to build a db server using 4x ultra320 scsi disks
> i'm thinking raid 1+0 but will try with raid5 too and compare

The Fujitsu 15k drives look sweet :-)

> PS: whoever mentioned starting a site with raid controller reviews, excellent 
> idea - its hard to find decent info on which card to buy.

You may want to check recent archives for RAID threads.

Allan Wind
P.O. Box 2022
Woburn, MA 01888-0022

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