[Beowulf] Looking for external RAID vendors
stiehr at fnal.gov
Wed Sep 27 13:29:08 PDT 2006
We have been using Nexsan's "SATABeast" product recently. We purchased
40 of them with 42 500GB drives with one dual-port Fibre controller. We
connect each SATABeast to two nodes. Those two nodes then have two
channel-bonded GigE interfaces. We have been able to fully saturate the
2 GigE links out from both nodes simultaneously from the one SATABeast.
I'm sorry I do not have more formal numbers/graphs for you but I can say
we have had good experiences with them.
Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> I'm looking to get a few TB of SATA-SCSI storage, and I'm wondering what
> vendors folks like for this sort of thing. I know all about the
> tradeoffs of external RAID vs. internal arrays -- this is something
> that needs to be as plug-and-play as possible.
> Some groups here like Excel Meridian's products (which do look rather
> nice). Any other vendors with good products and support?
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