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    #1 thobel

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    Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:52 AM

    I'm starting to plan ahead for when I fill up my current system and was wondering what the best solution would be

    I currently have 15x2TB Hitachi Drives connected to a Areca 1261Ml Controller in Raid 6

    I was wondering what hardware solution would provide at least = performance with in raid 6 for an additional 15 drives

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    Raid Card = I would like to stick wiht a high end Areca as I'm very happy my current card could use some pointers on what card since its not quite the same as doing it internal to a server.

    I have never setup an external attached storage box (other then a usb drive of course) and could use any any all pointers/tips etc
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    #2 jmwills

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    Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:14 AM

    The first thing I would do would be to examine your current hardware and see what you are capable of attaching (eSata, USB 3.0, etc). So many difefrent ways to attack this such as SAN, NAS, Storage Server, ,etc. So, what kind of connecitons do your server currently have and what is the network configuration?
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    #3 thobel

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    Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:37 AM

    The first thing I would do would be to examine your current hardware and see what you are capable of attaching (eSata, USB 3.0, etc). So many difefrent ways to attack this such as SAN, NAS, Storage Server, ,etc. So, what kind of connecitons do your server currently have and what is the network configuration?


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    Network is a Intel Quad ET Server Adapter setup in teaming for 4GB total

    I'm not really looking to do NAS I'm looking for performance as close to te current array as I can get and I don't want to have the constant network traffic
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    Main Rig: Danger Den Cutom DoubleWide, Asus R3E, Intel 980x, 6GB Super Talen DDR3 2133 (Hypers), 3x Intel X25MG2 160's in Raid 0, 3x GTX580's Full Water Cooled 120.18 of Rads
    Backup Main: Corsair 800D Asus R3E, Intel 980x, 12GB Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 1866, 3x Intel X25MG2 80GB's in Raid 0, 3x GTX480's Full Water Cooled 120.5 of Rads
    WHS: Lian Li PC-A71F, Asus P8P67-Pro, Intel 2600K, 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 2133, 15x Hitachi 2TB, Areca-1261ML Raid Controller, Asetek 570LC CPU Cooler, OS 2x Ocz Vertex 3 in Raid 0
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