I may have a need to store up to a couple of TB of data. That's a piece
of cake nowadays, and relatively cheap too with big SATA drives. But
the data will need to be stored at about 50 MB/sec and this has to be
sustainable - it's not really possible to ask the data source to wait.
Is this kind of sustained write rate achievable in the real world?
Certainly Maxtor quotes 300MB/s write rates for their Maxline SATA
drives, and 3ware quotes 380MB/s RAID-5 writes for their newest
controller, so I guess even if they're exaggerating by 400%, I could
still achieve my targets. But it would be nice to hear from somebody
who has real world figures.
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