[Bioclusters] Urgent advice on RAID design requested

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Thu Jan 18 10:12:14 EST 2007

The part number (301156U) and price ($499) for the item listed on bestbuybusiness.com match this product:


But the photo and the description match this product:


It looks like BestBuy made a mistake :-)


Chris Dagdigian wrote:
> 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
> -Chris
> 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.

J.W. Bizzaro
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