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RD550 external storage options

2018-04-16, 19:34 PM

Hi,

 

I'm considering extending my RD550's storage capacities (ideally with 12-16 drives via some sort of disk shelf) and now I'm wondering what would be the best way to do ahead with this. The plan is to run a RAID 6 on these, and these are going to be LFF SATA drives most likely.

 

One PCIe slot is already used up by a 10G card. That leaves me with at least 1, maybe 2 slots.

 

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced 16 port controller? Or would make more sense to get two 8 port ones? If the latter, could these be combined into a single RAID volume or would I end up with two separate RAIDs?

 

Thanks!

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Re: RD550 external storage options

2018-04-18, 6:05 AM

Hey . if you don't want to occupy all leaved 2  PCI slots or keep 1 slot for future extending. One 16 ports RAID would be better.  if you don't care about future extending, 2 RAIDs would be better since it reduce the failure risk at the same time. more  tolerance & robustness. 

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Re: RD550 external storage options

2018-04-18, 7:16 AM

Thanks, I went and got a reasonably priced 9285CV-8e, which I hope should work (it's in the mail still).

 

Now I'm looking for a DAS array that takes 6Gb SATA drives and will work with that controller and server.

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