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    Please help - Dell SAS 6/i

    @ dandragonrage: Would you please reupload the CD image for the SAS6i? I couldn't download from the link provided.
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    Adaptec 51245 2268100-R and ZFS

    Thanks Zedicus. The drives I'm going to use are entry-level NL-SAS drives. I'm also considering the WD4000F9YZ drives. Both have good reputation...
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    Adaptec 51245 2268100-R and ZFS

    Hello Zedicus, Thanks for your input On Adaptic's website there are Solaris, Linux, and BSD drivers which gives some hope. It is just that there is not a single hint about its pass-through capabilities which ZFS likes best. As you mentioned-since the card would cost me almost nothing-I should...
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    Adaptec 51245 2268100-R and ZFS

    Hello all, I was wondering if anyone have experience with Adaptec 51245 2268100-R SATA/SAS 16-port card? http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/support/raid/sas_raid/sas-51245/ I can get this card at a close to zero $ and want to implement it in a ZFS storage box containing 8 drives Seagate...
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    HobartTas Thanks for your input but your suggested parts specs/prices are way beyond my budget and needs. Actually I do not want to use fiber connections at all. This was the main reason behind posting my initial question here. I believe deploying fiber in such a small network is like walking...
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    I'm going with Gea's suggestion.
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    Thanks dhluke for your input, As Gea has already said I do need a SAN not a DAS. I have been working with ZFS for a while and it is impressive in every aspect. Besides I do need connectivity and expandability. If I add another machine to my LAN and I needed that machine to access my DAS...
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    Just noticed the notification about Amazon and its support of the forum. I shall find Amazon alternative links for my parts soon.
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    Yes. But this will exceed my budget if we add the cost of the server class mainboard, the drives, the extra 32GB of server RAM and the two L2ARC SSDs. Besides, if I go SAS I should go SAS, Not NL-SAS, which is expensive.
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    This SuperMicro has built-in expanders in the backplane as told by SuperMicro's site here .And it was deployed by ZFSBuild here. So I should not need an additional expander. They have also used the same LSI card. This feature is what justifies the high price of this chassis for me.
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    I know Solaris doen't support Thunderbolt so far. But if I decide later to turn that board into a Hackintosh it would be useful. No? The LSI card I opted for is already an 8 channel one as indecated by the "-8i" portion of its name. Awesome suggestion for the X9SRH-7T!. Thanks. I have found...
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    Yes, this card from Small Tree looks OK to me. And it uses twisted pair cabling which is really good. Sorry, I forgot to type in the SAS card of choice. It is the LSI SAS 9211-8i I have opted for the Gigabyte mainboard as it already has two Thunderbolt ports and two 16X PCI-Express slots...
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    So, here is my SAN build list; SUPERMICRO CSE-847E26-R1400LPB Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (Has Two Thunderbolt Ports) Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Corsair Vengence 64GB DDRIII 1600MHz RAM Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB (OS...
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    Thanks Gea. I grabbed the ISO and will have a closer look at it soon.
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    Best way to connect a video editing station to a SAN

    All are free except for one where the GPU is installed. Default setup. I do have thunderbolt on the Macbook Pro though, which I do use for editing too.
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