[Gllug] re: dual Xeon/Opteron server

Doug Winter doug at pigeonhold.com
Thu Jul 29 09:13:44 UTC 2004

t.clarke wrote:
> Call me a philistine if you will, but if I were building a high performance
> dual-processor server I would want to use the latest SCSI discs and controller
> technology for both speed and reliability.
> Using serial ATA discs on a high spec machine, IMHO, would seem to be spoiling
> the shi[p for a ha'porth of tar !

With very cheap SATA hardware, just mirror everything and be done with 
it.  Carry a couple of spares and expect failures.  Much much much 
cheaper, and not really any less reliable.

A dual opteron box only sets you back a couple of grand.  It's hardly 
worth the vast extra expense of SCSI just for a rather dubious increase 
in reliability.


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