Subject RE: [ib-support] Re: Maximum Capacity
Author Alan McDonald
the rack's free!

-----Original Message-----
From: Leyne, Sean (Ext. 225) [mailto:sleyne@...]
Sent: Saturday, 1 March 2003 1:29 AM
Subject: RE: [ib-support] Re: Maximum Capacity

> I think for much over 1 TB your going beyond the typical PC
> based server, and your into RAID territory, for 32TB your
> looking at a super-computer, and the machinery used can be
> quite different.

You don't need a supercomputer, not even close.

You can get 32TB connected to any PC, you just need to invest in a
Storage Area Network (SAN) configuration. The SAN would connect to the
PC via SCSI/Fibre Channel controller and the SAN would appear as a local

Actually, Compaq has a unit ("StorageWorks modular array 8000/enterprise
modular array 12000 FC") which supports 9x14 HDs (about 16TB of storage
@ 147GB HD) for a pretty good price ($111,000 CDN -- $72,000USD) -- no
drives though, they're extra! But you do get a Compaq Rack (in Opal)
included in the price ;-)


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