Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cheap Disk

My buddy was talking about a low cost SAN like solution based on Linux called CORAID.  Looks like good stuff.  Basically you buy the1U, 3U or tower shell and add your own SATA(I or II) disks.  It used a layer 2 protocol called AoE (ATA over Ethernet) which they claim is better then iSCSI because it doesn't have to deal with the overhead of TCP/IP.  At 64 cents/GB it sure looks like something I'm gonna have to try at some point.  Looks like it would make a great target for secondary storage for disk to disk backups or an imaging project.  The OS is based on Linux and all recent Linux kernels already support AoE so that's cool.  Good Stuff.

sr421 SR421                sr1521SR1521




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