[Bioclusters] Urgent advice on RAID design requested

Angulo, David dangulo at cti.depaul.edu
Thu Jan 18 09:54:19 EST 2007

Would you compare the MTBF (mean time between failures) for both for us, please.

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From: bioclusters-bounces+dangulo=cti.depaul.edu at bioinformatics.org on behalf of Chris Dagdigian
Sent: Wed 1/17/2007 5:49 PM
To: HPC in Bioinformatics
Subject: Re: [Bioclusters] Urgent advice on RAID design requested

Reliable? With a single power supply?  That may be a good home NAS  
box or perhaps scratch space for a production server but I'd  
certainly not list it in the "extremely reliable" category.

I can't be sure but I think the $499 price listed in your URL does  
not include any actual SATA drives. Other online sites list this  
device (populated 2TB raw) for $1200. For that kind of money I'd be  
looking at Infrant instead of Lacie.

My $.02


On Jan 17, 2007, at 12:50 PM, Angulo, David wrote:

> I disagree with you.  Look at http://www.bestbuybusiness.com/bbfb/ 
> en/US/adirect/bestbuy? 
> cmd=catProductDetail&productID=BB10725830&operation=showDetails   
> This is RAID, so the mean time between failure will be extremely  
> large.  This is extremely reliable.

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