Post by jackmartin199030 on Mar 16, 2012 17:09:22 GMT 7
I use primarily 3ware and Adaptec (cuz they work!) stay away from LSI cuz they did NOT! as far as drives go use enterprise quality drives due to this machine being on all the time. these drives have a higher MTBF rate. go with SATA drives from a quality company. I use WD due to the quality Seagate has a better return policy though and the drives seem to last as long. Dont go with higher capacity unless real estate is an issue, the more drives you have can work to your benefit in access times and over all performance. If you are looking for over all storage vs drives and you do have the drive space available go with 500Gb drives vs the 1Tb drives for this reason. you might want to go with a RAID 6 vs RAID 5 for redundancy. I have built up to 32Tb in expansion units and found that the more drives you use (up to about 30) the better it is for access times. As far as single units I commonly build 14 drive arrays and use 500Gb WD drives RAID 6 then use 2 X 36Gb drives for the OS all in a 16 bay enclosure on either Adaptec or 3ware controllers this works great. The OS is either Win 2003 server SP2 or some other Windows product. Sadly Linux distributions will not work well on these cards. Other then that if I can help out please respond
On my network, I have two Buffalo Linkstation NAS devices, one with a Fast Ethernet interface and one with a Gigabit Ethernet interface. 2 GB’s worth of data would be written to each of these devices with different Ethernet switches in place to see what actual data transfer speeds would be achieved. The following Linux command was used five times in each situation and the result averaged.
Obviously I'll need to use a computer to control the operation and I'm just wondering whether it makes any difference speedwise whether I connect the portable drive to the NAS or to the computer. Also, would it make much difference to use a cable connection from the computer to the router, or even direct from the computer to the NAS?