Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Chris Nolan, Aug 17, 2006.
It looks like a great card. It certainly has a lot of ports on it!
It will be interesting to find out what the cost of this one is.
I didn't read through the whole review, I can only bare so much Babelfish
Here's hoping we find and Enlish review soon!
I wonder if it comes with a fan on the heatsink or whether that photo just shows the spare heatsink that comes with the card to operate fanless?
Man I wish they'd release a bios that lets you disable the beeper on this series
so many ports and looks like there is a slot for cache memory but no battery ?
yeah might have to get one of those
Of course I get wind of this a few weeks after my 1230 purchase
You expected otherwise?
Go buy the 1280, then shortly later there will be a 1290, or 1480, with some wiz bang feature you really would have wanted.
I hate to think how expensive it'll be
I won't deny that this is a fancy-looking piece of equipment. If you put this in my PC, I would cut a hole in my case so everybody could see and admire it. It even has an Ethernet port. For synchronising its clock, of all things.
This is good to hear. When I saw this thread I thought the PCI-something connector or onboard processor would be a bottleneck for that many drives. (I know nearly jack-all about some of this stuff.)
What would someone use 24 SATA ports for?
Yeah I know, but still.... I'm pretty happy with the 1230 anyway.
what wouldn't they? consolidation, virtualisation, aggregation => maximise cost per dollar performance for enterprise environments. a card like this equals value for money when you're talking 5TB+ SAN space. 24 x 320GB 7200.10's is best value almost in $/GB so around $3400 for the drives, $2300 for the card, $2k on the case, board, 4 cores, 4gb ram and decent server case (rough could be -/+%30 or more)
then it gets interesting
add 2 x $1100 for these
and you have full I/O from the drives (300 to probably 1000+ MB/sec) array straight into 2 10Gbit Infiniband pipes (aggregate/fail over by Infiniband protocol)
possibly into one of these
giving you > 1GB/sec iSCSI, TCP/IP, F/C per machine with an Infiniband HBA (HTX, PCI-e 8x, PCI-X 133/64)
Well put. Hmm, now if I count these coins on my desk... Nope, looks like I can't afford it. Oh well, one of these days I'll have enterprise-grade funding.