We’re probably going to need a large amount of disk space shortly. It’s basically somewhere to back things up so it doesn’t need to be terribly fast. I’ve been having a look around and I’ve come up with two possibilities.
- 24TB SATA
- Software RAID (ZFS)
- well engineered
- Sun support
- 20k with academic pricing
- 27TB SATA
- Hardware RAID (Areca 110)
- DNUK rails are usually horrid
- 13k full price
The x4500 is smaller and I know it will be less hassle to physically install. But the DNUK box is a lot cheaper and has more storage. From looking at the hardware specs I think that the x4500 is the superior product but I’ve no reason to believe the Teravault won’t get the job done.
If anyone has had hands-on experience of either box I would really like to here about it.