[OpenAFS] Which storage technology to use for terabytes of storage with AFS?

Dale Ghent daleg@umbc.edu
Fri, 30 Nov 2007 17:36:51 -0500

On Nov 30, 2007, at 3:27 PM, John Hascall wrote:

> Stephen Joyce <stephen@physics.unc.edu> replies
>> I don't have money for FC or a SAN, so I've stuck with DAS. I've  
>> had good
>> experience with building many smallish servers rather than one big or
>> expensive one.
> DAS is our approach as well.  We are using "white boxes" built from
> a hot-swapable Chenbro case with 3ware's 12 port SATA card in a  
> raid-10 config.
> We're getting down pretty close to about $1K/TB.

I imagine your Apple edu discount is similar to ours. We get the  
Xserve RAIDs for the same cost/space ratio. And those can be DAS or  

Dale Ghent
Specialist, Storage and UNIX Systems
UMBC - Office of Information Technology
ECS 201 - x51705