[conspire] Parts is Parts

prosolutions at gmx.net prosolutions at gmx.net
Mon Apr 14 01:15:09 PDT 2008

What about having one of these?


or something like this if you want to go insane?


> From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> 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
> configuration.  
> 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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