Tag RAID

Adaptec AAA-UDMA

After spending far too many nights benchmarking, let’s take a look at the first of three ATA RAID adapters. The Adaptec AAA-UDMA was the first RAID 5 adapter designed for ATA hard drives. RAID had been the domain of SCSI…

3ware Escalade 8506-8

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…

3ware Escalade 7500-8

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…

Maxtor Maxline Pro 7H500F0

This is not so much a review but a cautionary tale. Let me begin by saying I’ve been a longtime supporter (and purchaser) of Maxtor drives. They’ve had a few bumps in the road but I stick with them. Just…