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With over two years of experience shipping xATA dr...

2007-07-24T03:10:00.000+01:00

With over two years of experience shipping xATA drives on the CLARiiON platform, I have to challenge your assertion that SATA drives aren't suitable for "24/7 workloads." Performance-wise they're admittedly no match for 10K or 15K rpm drives, but availability-wise they seem to be doing just fine.

To date, the $/GB&rpm pricing of 2.5" drives still hasn't crossed over 3.5" drives, even when you include operational expenses. But the time is probably soon.

Hybrid drives, on the other hand, probably aren't as applicable to either mid-tier or enterprise-class storage - the Pack Rat discusses this over here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/StephenFoskettPackRat/~3/135715224/



As StorageZilla points out (at http://storagezilla...

2007-07-24T02:58:00.000+01:00

As StorageZilla points out (at http://storagezilla.typepad.com/storagezilla/2007/07/emc-power-calcu.html) the site planning guide only gives you the data necessary to properly size your power circuits. Actual power requirements (detailed down to the component) for all EMC gear is provided by the Power Calculator, available on PowerLink.