Areca ARC-1280 Preview

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Chris Nolan, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Chris Nolan

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    Nothing here.
     
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  2. The Sentinel

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    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!
     
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  3. Gaidin

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    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 :)
     
  4. lavi

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    so many ports and looks like there is a slot for cache memory but no battery ?
     
  5. MichaelMR2

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    yeah might have to get one of those
     
  6. stalin

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    tasty!!! :)
     
  7. Dezza Bot

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    Of course I get wind of this a few weeks after my 1230 purchase
     
  8. stalin

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    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.

    :upset: :upset: :upset: stupid IT.
     
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    I hate to think how expensive it'll be ;)
     
  10. pcweirdo

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    Amen!

    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?

    -pcweirdo.
     
  11. Dezza Bot

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    Yeah I know, but still.... I'm pretty happy with the 1230 anyway.
     
  12. yanman

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    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)
     
  13. pcweirdo

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    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.

    -pcweirdo.
     

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