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Alex Gerulaitis
Re: Building a new RAID and archiving the old drives
on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:02:21 pm

R680 isn't generally associated with archive storage; but I wouldn't stop you if you'd want to go that route: it's great that it can serve both as archive class (fail-safe but not necessarily fast) - and performance (fast but not necesarily fail-safe) storage.

For expansion, you'd want to get Mini-SAS expander-style boxes; once a box fills up, connect another one to the back - this way you can create a new RAID set or expand the existing one seamlessly, with the R680.

(As I mentioned before, there is a cost associated with R680: RAID-qualified drives are generally more expensive than desktop ones.)

ST8-U5 is the non-expander type. Raidon/Stardom doesn't make expander type boxes AFAIK. I'll check if Areca / CinemaRAID does.

Alex (DV411)

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