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

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Jun 19 18:22:41 UTC 2009

On Jun 19, 2009, at 2:04 PM, Jeff Wormsley 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.

Ah, I left case, motherboard, psu, etc. out of it, I was just counting  
the controller and the drives. I stumbled into $40/drive, used, coming  
from a storage server at my mother's office, of all places. They were  
pulling the 250G drives for 400G or 500G drives. The drives were less  
than a year old and still under warranty, so I figured why the heck  
not. Only had one drive fail on me in ~3 years of use, and got it  
replaced via RMA, no problem. (Hitachi drives, fwiw).

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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