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LSI does great work.

I am in the midst of putting together an old school 2940 Adaptec base system though
I'm sure I have that card in my parts bin--it's 50 pin?
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I just discovered some thing...one of the SCSI drives is a 15k RPM. the other five are 10k's. Think there will be any issues with Raiding them? I may just use it for the page file...

And the 2940 Adaptec has 68 pin connections and 50 pin connection. I just bought one off ebay for $15 to test out these SCSI drives to make sure they work. I can't get them to RAID on it though, no RAID controller on it...I wish I had noticed that earlier, but I wasn't planning on using the thing for the real job any way.
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Originally Posted by NOS---
http://www.pugetsystems.com/articles.php?id=19

BTW: Sata2 will never reach 300Mbs a Sec, Sata150 dosent even reach 150Mb's a sec and if you already have the SCSI stuff, you are all set.

http://www.tomshardware.com/newslett.../17/wd360.html

I am aware that all the rated DT speeds are burst speeds and more than likely will never even be able to be measured. But higher can't hurt...

And I don't have all the SCSI pieces...I need the controller card, the most expensive part. I could get a couple nice SATA hard drives for the price of a controller card.
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Originally Posted by satansmurf
LSI does great work.

I am in the midst of putting together an old school 2940 Adaptec base system though
I have a brand new never been used 2940 still in the box. I wonder if there would be a market for that? hmmmm.

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I was planning to have the page file on the same drive as the OS...a 40 gig SATA2 7.2k RPM...but I could easily give it its own.

As for the controller card...I was thinking of this one

But any thing cheaper that will do the job would work LOL

I was planning on having 3 hard drives on each connector...hopefully with one set mirroring the other, but I guess I could throw and an old 300 gig IDE hard drive in there to use as a back up.
You really ought to use a card that supports RAID 5. RAID 5 is alot better in a server setup than 0, 1 or 0/1. You can hot swap drives and do not need to mirror to protect the data. We use only RAID 5 on our 80 servers where I work. 15k 36.5GB drives w/ 3 functioning and 1 spare. Very little failure. I think they are Seagate drives but I can not be 100% sure about that.

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You really ought to use a card that supports RAID 5. RAID 5 is alot better in a server setup than 0, 1 or 0/1. You can hot swap drives and do not need to mirror to protect the data. We use only RAID 5 on our 80 servers where I work. 15k 36.5GB drives w/ 3 functioning and 1 spare. Very little failure. I think they are Seagate drives but I can not be 100% sure about that.

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I hadn't thought that big...RAID5...I deffinately think I will go that route

heck I may try that on my main rig on my next format

Think this card will do the job?

I plan to only have six drives attached to it

edit: BAH! that card came up on my RAID-5 search, but doesn't support RAID 5 so never mind on that one...
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