One of the big advantages of Linux is you don't need all that much buck to get maximum bang. With the advent of serial ATA disk drives and
controllers, I thought we might undertake this approach in hardware as well. Street prices on comparable RAID controllers--I compared the 3Ware
Escalade 8500-4, which we use here, to an Adaptec 2400--seem to be fairly close.
May 28, 2003