Multiple RAID adapters
2007-06-15 16:11:47 GMT
I'm looking at setting up a massive backup, or a "tier 2" solution. I've got my eye on a 6U/32-drive (SATA) enclosure ( http://rackmountmart.stores.yahoo.net/newrm6uracch.html
). Then I'd put a motherboard, CPU, etc. into it.
As far as how to manage all 32 drives, I'm looking at a hardware RAID card. Either Areca, 3ware, LSI, or Adaptec. I've dealt the most with Areca and have to say it's a pretty good card. But what i'm looking for is: A single 32-SATA drive RAID card OR dual 16-SATA drive RAID cards that can work together to form a single RAID.
I've heard that you can put certain Adaptec RAID cards in parallel and configure them to work together as a single massive RAID. Is this true? Can Areca do this as well?
As always, any comments, criticisms, or suggestions are always welcome :)
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