[mythtv-users] OT: identify a 3ware SARA card? 8000 or 9000 series?
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Fri Jan 18 02:20:00 UTC 2008
On 17 Jan 2008, at 15:32, Jeff Wormsley wrote:
> Stroller wrote:
>> Do any of you recognise this one, please?
>> It's allegedly a 12, and allegedly working, but the seller claims not
>> to know a model number & that there are no identifying markings on
>> the card. Any ideas?
> It's an 8506-12. ...
MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE for such rapid identification. You're clearly
> Also, double check the 3ware site about the limitations of the
> When I bought mine, the 8500 series would not support an array over
> 1.5TB (hence my using 250G drives rather than 400's or bigger). They
> may have updated the firmware to get past that limit, I don't know.
Looks like the array capacity is 2TB, now.
I don't think this is terribly important to me - I'm not actually too
bothered about RAID for my video storage. I don't consider videos
that important, because they're easily replaced.
Because this server is to handle a bunch of services, not just video
files, what I'm really after is hardware RAID for the system volume.
I'm happy with cheap 80gb drives for this - RAID1 + a hot-spare
probably satisfies my paranoia - and JBOD for a bunch big storage
drives, preferably using the same management controls so that I can
add drives in any of the hot-swap caddies & just be pretty flexible.
I'd kinda like a 9500 3ware - I believe these have better performance
and I would imagine their capacity is greater, so this would allow me
more flexibility to change my mind and build big arrays later - but I
am somewhat cost-conscious on this, and I'd hope to pick up one of
those in the future (hoping prices fall) if I do go for an 8000.
Unlike many on this list I consider 500gig a HUGE amount of storage.
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