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2007/04/09: Tyan

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The great server upgrade took place this weekend, or to be more accurate is still taking place.  I had a lot of spare parts at home and had already built the server.  As I started to remove files from the existing server one of the three Samsung 160 GB SATA drives failed and my RAID 5 array started limping in degraded mode. But that’s alright, as I had a spare server already set up.  A Tyan 2882-D motherboard, two Opteron 246 CPUs, four 1 GB PC2100 DDR ECC RAM, 3ware Escalade…read more

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3ware Escalade 8506-8

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Escalade® 8506 Series Supports up to 12 drives with a single PCI card enabling up to 3terabytes of storage (dependent on drive capacity , 2TB per array maximum) Supports ATA / 133 / 100 drives with a Parallel-to-Serial Drive Converter StorSwitch point-to-point non-blocking architecture PCI 2.2 compliant 64-bit / 66MHz bus master RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 and JBOD support (2-port cotrollers support RAID 0,1 and JBOD) On-board processor to provide true hardware-based RAID Bootable array support for greater fault tolerance BIOS set up utility and 3ware Disk Manager (3DM)…read more

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3ware Escalade 7500-8

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The world of ATA RAID is a small one. When I first became interested there were two players: Promise and Highpoint. Slowly I began to hear of 3ware, a company that produced great products, but at a high price. At that time RAID 0 and 1 were about it, and then Promise released the SuperTrak100 and Adaptec released the AAA-UDMA, both touting RAID 5. At that time 3ware released a BIOS and driver update for their Escalade 6000 series that added RAID 5. Of course there was no onboard RAM…read more

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