On 5/16/05, James McCarthy <mccarthyjames at gmail.com> wrote:
> a solution is getting an xserve raid from apple.
> thats some of the best hardware and for the price it cant be beat.
> at Euro 5,371.07 excl VAT for 1000Gb, and theyre hot swapable(i think)
> if you dont want to fool around with osX you can put linux on it.
The XServe RAID box is not a server - it's a big set of disks with a
fiber channel interface to connect to a file server. Staying with
Apple, you could an xserve G5 for this (Euro 2685 excl VAT).
As it happens, the xserve G5 has 3 drive bays so if you're budget
limited, you could put three 400GB disks in the server itself and
forget the raid server (less upgrade capacity).
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