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PCI-X U320 SCSI versus SATA

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January 13, 2012 8:19:36 PM

Hi guys,

I'm doing some tinkering with large data -- where I may need several terabytes of storage.

I want to understand what the performance difference between a SATA based JBOD and a fiber core base u320 SCSI is -- NOTE I will probably end up using PCI-X based cards as the pci-express based cards are still pretty pricy.

Thanks.
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January 13, 2012 10:51:38 PM

I didn't even know SCSI still existed until today. I thought most everything now was either USB or eSATA.

I don't know where you're going to find hard drives that big or with that interface even. You could probably get a few 3TB hard drives and some sort of hot-swapping mechanism that will work with that (like maybe the Corsair Obsidian 800D which allows for hot-swapping hard drives). That's probably my best guess.
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January 14, 2012 1:32:28 AM

Hi, I actually just acquired a SCSI to SATA box -- this has a SCSI interface but allows you to use SATA drives
see http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2906...

so I'm planning to get used 300GB+ drives and use this device.

The question I have is how effective will be a PCI-X card be versus say say a PCIe card -- will I notice a lot of difference?

Thanks.
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2012 11:46:17 PM

memmakersorg said:
Hi, I actually just acquired a SCSI to SATA box -- this has a SCSI interface but allows you to use SATA drives
see http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2906...

so I'm planning to get used 300GB+ drives and use this device.

The question I have is how effective will be a PCI-X card be versus say say a PCIe card -- will I notice a lot of difference?

Thanks.


I don't really know - I haven't had much experience with that type of equipment, someone else will have to help you there.
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