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Old 05-09-2004, 11:16 PM
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1st 400Gb IDE shipping...

Good news, need lots of storage? Hitachi has begun shipping 3.5" 7200rpm 400Gb SATA150 and PATA100 HDs. Price is big too, lists around $400. I'd expect the competition to soon come out with their versions and prices to become more competitive in the not to distant future. Here's a review...
http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...cid=10&id=1092
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:09 AM
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Yup, I have a dream with 12 of those on a 3ware 9500-12.
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:28 AM
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But you still stuck 2TB limt with some OS.
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:44 AM
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Not with NTFS.
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:30 AM
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Yup, I have a dream with 12 of those on a 3ware 9500-12.
How 'bout 15 of 'em in a Promise VTrak 15100 with redundant hotswap power supplies and fans and battery backed up 256Mb cache. And if that isn't enough you can daisy chain up to 8 VTrak 15100s together for up to 120 drives. Now we're talking MAJOR Terrabytes!
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:44 AM
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NTFS Max Volume Size is 2TB has been and alway will be 2TB stanger89

Partition Tables on MBR and GUID disks
Master boot record (MBR) disks use both basic and dynamic volumes. Because partition tables on MBR disks support partition sizes only up to 2 terabytes, you must use dynamic volumes to create NTFS volumes over 2 terabytes. Windows Server 2003 manages dynamic volumes in a special database instead of in the partition table; therefore dynamic volumes are not subject to the 2-terabyte physical limit imposed by the partition table. Dynamic NTFS volumes can be as large as the maximum volume size supported by NTFS. Itanium-based computers that use GUID partition table (GPT) disks also support NTFS volumes larger than 2 terabytes.

So you see in therefore dynamic volumes can be up to 256 terabytes from MS doc's.

Beside that is going to cost well over $10,000 dallor to build something like that due to fact you need server class hardware setup.

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Old 05-10-2004, 01:54 PM
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According to this page all Win 2000+ OSs can go to 256TB via dynamic disks. Besides, I've got a copy of Window Server 2003 being a student and having access to a bunch of SW via the MSDN Academic Alliance.

Right now (assuming you can find 7k400s for $400) it would be $5500 to have 4.4TB of RAID 5 today. Throw the card/drives in a spare PC, or I could build a nice one for about $500. That's still quite expensive, and I don't need 4TB yet. What I will probably do is to build my server with the 9500-12 and 3-4 400GBs and then grow the array as I need more space.

No one ever said it would be cheap, but that's what it will take to set up my own personal VOD setup.
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