I'm wondering if anybody has ever used Dell storage products like the MD3220 array in a JBOD configuration. From what I can tell only perc h810 will work for external JBOD but that is not terribly specific, and for some reason I couldn't find many examples on the web of people configuring dell storage products as JBOD.
My question is: Is it possible to connect to am MD3220 array, or other Dell arrays using a PERC h810 controller and use it as JBOD, and if so do I have to configure every disk in the array as a RAID 0 volume?
I want to construct a cluster for Hadoop, but I have to use big servers, so I'm trying to to find a way to add a lot of storage to them. The type of servers I have to use is R820 from Dell, and they only have 16 disks in them, and I want to have the possibility to add storage as I grow so arrays seem the logical way to go in this situation. As an underlying file system I think XFS or ext4 will be my pick because from what I read on the Hadoop implementation the JBOD is handled by HDFS.