[thelist] [OT] Hardware question about RAID...

Tris beertastic at gmail.com
Fri May 9 04:48:56 CDT 2008

Many thanks to all!
I opted for:
3ware 9650SE-8ML
8 x 1Tb drives and RAID 6 config...

Plus a dual core CPU and a decent board, 2Gb RAM and ICY DOCK hot swap

Your advise and words were very helpful!
Now I just gotta load my many 1Tb externals onto it! that'll take forever!!!

Thank you ALL!!!!

2008/5/9 Martin Burns <martin at easyweb.co.uk>:

> On 8 May 2008, at 23:11, Charles wrote:
> >> I am using the NAS as a centralized backup unit on my network.
> >
> > I'd also recommend looking at the Drobo as an alternative to a
> > literal RAID
> > array.  I just upgraded two 500GB drives to 1TB drives in mine, and
> > never
> > even had to reboot the thing.
> Now I'm hitting the limit of the 1/2 Tb drive sitting under my Mac Mini
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinb/2288928033/
> I'm really interested in this...
> It's surprising how fast you can fill 500 Gig, eh?
> Cheers
> Martin
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