[RndTbl] Suggestions for inexpensive RAID systems based on SATA disks?

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Mon May 26 18:17:56 CDT 2008

Hi folks.

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions to offer for inexpensive 
hardware RAID systems based on SATA disks?  I'd prefer an independent 
RAID box, with a suitable low-cost interface to a server host, rather 
than suggestions such as "just buy a big enclosure and a bunch of SATA 
drives and a RAID card".

I'm hoping for something cheaper than the $10-20K range for things like 
Dell's PowerVault MD3000.  And preferably something I can easily 
populate with 3rd-party SATA drives, e.g. on empty hot-swap sleds, just 
to keep costs down.


Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail: <gedetil at muug.mb.ca>
Manitoba UNIX User Group	Web:	http://www.muug.mb.ca/
PO Box 130 St-Boniface		Phone:  (204)474-8161
Winnipeg MB CANADA  R2H 3B4	Fax:    (204)474-7609

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