need an off shelf solution for 3 TB storage

need an off shelf solution for 3 TB storage

Post by rooki » Wed, 15 Jun 2005 06:30:31


Hi Everyone,

Is anyone aware of any good RAID software to set up an off shelf
storage solution for around 2 -3 TB of space ( probably by stacking 10
of the 250 GB hard drives set up at RAID level 5 ). I can use an Intel
server board and a Intel RAID controller card but aint sure of how to
manage this RAID after the Hardware setup.
looking for help on the OS selection as well, as I need
interoperatability with MAC and Windows!!

Thnx .....
 
 
 

need an off shelf solution for 3 TB storage

Post by mf » Wed, 15 Jun 2005 23:26:39

check out software from wasabi systems, falconstor and datacore. They
might have something for you.

 
 
 

need an off shelf solution for 3 TB storage

Post by David A.Le » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 14:44:56


Just run your favorite LINUX distribution on it. (But make sure it is
2.6 kernel). The built-in md device driver performs quite nicely,
even in RAID5 ode as long as you aren't write intensive.

Interoperability with Mac & Windows is no problem as samba is built
in. Can't beat the price at $0.00 either and there are plenty of
books, classes, and websites that will go into configuration in
detail.
 
 
 

need an off shelf solution for 3 TB storage

Post by mf » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 01:11:39


Samba on Linux as suggested above works if you want NFS access to data.
If you want SCSI block access to data, then you are looking for
software that exports a SCSI target/LUN - something SAMBA does not do.