[conspire] Parts is Parts
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 14 00:35:04 PDT 2008
Quoting Nick Moffitt (nick at zork.net):
> Surely if you're going SATA, it's trivial to buy an external drive
> enclosure with its own power supply, and connect to your SATA controller
> from there.
eSATA would indeed be one inexpensive way to do it.
You have to somehow support a very large number of SATA connections off
a relative few SATA HBA cards and motherboard connectors: There might
be problems or bottlenecks of the sort people don't really anticipate
because almost nobody (or literally nobody) tested that particular
Let's face it; we're talking about a rather large number of drives, and
that's seldom done with ATA _other_ than mediated by hardware
abstraction devices like 3Ware or Coraid boxes.
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