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

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 18:10:44 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 2:08 PM, John Drescher<drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 2:04 PM, Jeff Wormsley<daworm at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>> Heh, the parallels... I decommissioned my own 8x250G array that was on a
>>> 3Ware 9550SX just a few months ago, replacing it with four 1.5T Seagate
>>> drives using the onboard Marvell controller on an Intel D975BX2 motherboard.
>>> One major difference: my 8x250 setup cost ~$600, not $3000...
>> Yeah, mine was built when 250G drives were about $250 each, and the case
>> cost me nearly $500, and the 3-Ware card was over $200.  Still, I've gotten
>> my money's worth out of it.
>> I'll probably move this setup into one of those 20 bay cases, and build a
>> second software array on new drives, migrate the data and move the mount
>> points around, then decommission the old drives into a few older machines I
>> can donate to local schools or churches that could use them.  Might even get
>> a tax write-off out of some of it.
> I still have a server here at work. Dual Opteron 246 with 16 to 20 WD
> 250GB sata 1 drives. I think we paid about $3500 for the thing back in
> 2004. Still runs 64 bit gentoo linux and still serves as our main
> fileserver.

This server is using linux software raid and a couple of prommise sx8
pcix controllers plus the motherboard ports. There is a 5 drive raid 5
array and a 10 drive raid 6 array and a few other disks.


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