May 28, 2003

Getting Serial: The Ultimate Linux Box S-ATA Disk Subsystem

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.


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