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    Storage Unit

    Hi guys,

    What is the cheapest method for mass storage? We currently use a normal 4U case running RAID5 with 5x200GB HDD's.
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    it depends on what you want to do with it.

    We've got some systems running 8 port 3ware's with 8 x 400 gb which is cost effective for small systems.

    However, it's often not cost effective to go with custom build solutions in small number, in that case we've got some SIVY8630 unit's with 16 x 400gb s-ata, 1gb cache on controller, etc. For those that don't know these are storage units with sata -> scsci controllers contained within. Performance is great, 6.4tb for ~10k

    Another cheap (although no raid) would be a very large collection of daisy chained external firewire drives....

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    Its for storing customer backups. Cool seems like DIY is fine upto 3TB or so. Thanks.
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    http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/pro...ID+Controllers

    Check this baby, 16 port! . We having an argument in the office about how many drives the 16 port will use for parity data in RAID5. Will it use 1,2 or 3 drives?
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    Will a 16drive RAID 5 setup use more than one disk for parity?
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