On 4 Dec 2005, at 22:03, Paul Jakma wrote:
>> Yup - the MaxLine drives are 3Gb SATA, and they quote 300MB/s .
>> Ah, indeed, but 'external data transfer rate'. I doubt that's a
> sustained rate from the platters though.
So do I, big time. Mind you, I doubt every thing I read in vendors'
datasheets. Hence the question here.
>> Indeed, but the data rates desired are well within reach of a fast
>> machine, PCI Express, and a decent controller - the disks are really
>> the last bottleneck.
>> Sure, but where are you going to get a PCI-express controllers from?
> The 3Ware thing is PCI-X - should be enough though. </smartarse>
By the time this is deployed, PCI Express may nearly be obsolete
anyway. This whole thing with PCI Express, PCI-X and PCIe confuses me,
as I haven't had to deal with any such kit yet.
> If you're looking at 3Ware and 3Ware claim 380MB/s RAID-5 writes are
> possible, I'd say "ask them".
At this point, I'm a long way from looking at specific vendors. I
quoted from a 3ware spec. only because I know their kit is solid.
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