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

Boleslaw Ciesielski bolek-mythtv at curl.com
Tue Jun 16 19:23:49 UTC 2009

Boleslaw Ciesielski wrote:
> Brian Wood wrote:
>> On Tuesday 16 June 2009 10:31:54 Raymond Wagner wrote:
>>> 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.
> This one is very similar (same chipset, I think) but cheaper:
> http://www.provantage.com/supermicro-aoc-usas-l8i~7SUPM18C.htm

Scratch that, I think this uses some proprietary slot.

Sorry for the noise.

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