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Postby PeterM1 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:40 am

rlindblad wrote:Luckily we get it cheap! Our client has pretty strict requirements on what can be implemented...

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Good stuff then! Plus the client is always right anyway 8) :roll:


THe RAID reconfig finished....27 hours to add the 400GB but with card settings favoring I/O over rebuilds. I also found out how to expand the NTFS filesystem on top...convert the disk to dynamic disk, and voila, partitions are expandable via Disk Manager...

Now, come on...one of you has to spend some money... brandon...gregory... I'm relying on you guys :D

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Postby gregoryx » Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:29 am

Okay... I'm game. I'm seeing 9500S-8 cards around $500 and the 9500S-12Ml for $630. Sound about right? If so, I'm off to order one.

Anyone want to buy the unused 7500-8 I have? or should I just eBay it?

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Postby PeterM1 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:36 pm

Yep, sounds right. $486 through newegg is not bad, $485 through monarch (bought my 9500S-12 through them but newegg service is much better).

The multilane controller requires a multilane case backplane, that price differential is expensive though, since MI cables are usually not included either!

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Postby gregoryx » Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:24 pm

Oooo... glad I waited for your reply. I didn't realize that the Ml card required the backplane. I'd better find the other card. :shock:

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Postby gregoryx » Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:11 pm

9500S-12 Ordered. :roll:

Looking for a few 400G Seagate drives now... :D

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Postby PeterM1 » Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:17 pm

gregoryx wrote:9500S-12 Ordered. :roll:

Looking for a few 400G Seagate drives now... :D


Congrats :D Now the fun begins...

Let me know if you find any Seagates at a good price...prices are still up there, and haven't seen any deals on the SATA variation yet. I went all Hitachi (3Y warranty, bought them between $220 and 155) 'cause that was the only choice 'till recently but Seagate is the way to go going forward! (5Y w.)

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Postby gregoryx » Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:49 pm

Best I'm seeing on the Seagate 400G SATA drives right now is around $260. :shock:

The Hitachis may be the way to go if I can get them under $200. :?

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Postby bwally » Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:52 am

i'm waiting until sometime around the end of september when all the new stuff starts hitting the market. this year will bring a radical change to the entire PC design and one that is long overdue. the ATX form factor is DEAD. the new BTX form factor will usher in the newer cooler, quieter, feature rich products.

i currently have a new Intel motherboard (D945GCZ) with onboard SATA Raid 0,1,10,5 that is whisper quiet when running. it is in an Antec BTX case that has the new "instant-on" technology. the MoBo has the 945 chipset, but the 955X chipset is the one to wait for.

when intels D955XBK with the 955X chipset arrives in abundance it will have support for 8-SATA drives. 4*SATA-300 (with 4*SATA-150 drives on a seperate chip. the SATA-300 controller will support RAID 0,1,10 and 5.

http://www17.tomshardware.com/motherboa ... 55-03.html

http://www.intel.com/design/chipsets/ma ... age_sb.htm

with the new BTX form factor and intels 955 chipset supporting RAID5 and matrix storage technology, there is an awesome offering for those of us with less money to spend and plans for a new theater server.
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