[mythtv-users] Another take on large-capacity disk enclosures

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Jun 16 16:43:56 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 16 June 2009 10:31:54 Raymond Wagner wrote:
> Alex Butcher wrote:
> > LSI MegaRaid SATA 300-8X
> > <http://www.lsi.com/storage_home/products_home/internal_raid/megaraid_sat
> >a/megaraid_sata_3008x/>
> >
> >
> > More expensive, but can have battery-backed RAM and uses an i960 to
> > provide
> > hardware RAID IIRC.
> The problem is they're not looking for hardware RAID at all, in addition
> to the $400 price froogle comes up with.  Better option might be this
> one... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118100
> It's fairly 'dumb' as far as hardware RAID goes, and about twice the
> price of the Supermicro controller, but it's cheaper and will probably
> give better performance than low end Promise and HighPoint cards.  It's
> also multilane, so you need breakout cables or a compatible backplane.

Looks like a nice unit. It's more expensive than the SuperMicro card because 
it's a PCI-Express SAS controller the S/M is a PCI-X SATA controller, apples 
and oranges.

But it's the best PCI-Express card I've seen, thanks for the pointer.

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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