Hardware Vs. Software for larger servers?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by paradoxblue, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. paradoxblue

    paradoxblue Gawd

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    Been trying to catch up on all this.
    And it would seem port multipliers are getting bigger
    Are these supported by most motherboards now or is a card needed?
    As it seems win10 etc. all support raid and expansion options now, and pretty easily.

    I'm trying to decide which way to best go to reach 16-24 ports on a preferebly windows machine?

    Any input or thoughts? Havn't gotten a mobo yet, so wondering if there's one with say 6 ports that supports multpliers etc.


    Thanks guys, glad to finally be back into this.

    Edit:
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Multi-SATA-1...577781?hash=item2373ea1bf5:g:jbIAAOSw-CpX9coD
    Something like that? with a 4 or 5 port card/mobo that handles multiplying? This could be mounted in the cable management portion of the case for greater ease of use?
     
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    paradoxblue Gawd

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  3. TType85

    TType85 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Raid-5 with >2TB drives is a bad idea.

    The easiest way to do it now depends on how many drives you need. A 8-port SATA/SAS card like the Dell H310 flashed to Non-Raid mode will give you 8 SATA ports with the right cables. If you need more ports you can use something like a Intel RES2SV240 SAS expander and do 20+ drives.
     
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  4. sybreeder

    sybreeder Limp Gawd

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    Very bad idea even...
    Raid 10 or raid 6 is a minimum.