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RE:SATA RAID enclosures?

 I'm not sure what your price range is, but I have a SCSI LVD raid case 
that merely needs some SCSI disks. :-) 

Seriously, I've used products from "Infortrend" before and they have 
worked fantastically. ( 

They make several types of RAID systems. 

> From: Scott Ehrlich <[hidden email]> 
> Subject: SATA RAID enclosures? 
> To: [hidden email] 
> Message-ID: <[hidden email]> 
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> I'm looking to price SATA RAID enclosures to support user desktop backups, 
> starting small (1 or 2 TB max) to start.   I've got about 5 users whose 
> /home directories are being backed up via samba mounts (local cron job on 
> their systems tar their end, and I simply copy the tgz and resulting log 
> files to my end, tarring as incremental). 
> I'd aim for RAID 5 with four disks to start.  More systems could be added 
> as time goes on. 
> What vendors and technologies (including iscsi vs straight scsi) do people 
> recommend?  This is a small-scale task for now, but I want to plan some 
> room for growth. 
> I've seen prices from a couple of places for enclosures ranging from $2g 
> to $2500.   Also, what flexibility would there be if I wanted to simply 
> add another same-size drive (or even larger) to the box to permit the RAID 
> to incorporate that drive into the mix, preferably as a hot-add. 
> Thanks. 
> Scott 

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