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how many disks can saturate a 6GSAS controller ? :LSI 9260-8i

This is my build: LSI 9260-8i: MAX read throughput of 2,875 MB/s, write performance of 1,800 MB/s 24x SAS 10K RPM drives 2x 100GB Dell SSDR (SATA) drives for ZIL and L2ARC All plugged to same ...
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Horror stories with Sun ZFS? [closed]

My companny is considering purchasing two 7320's in a cluster. Anybody have anything good or bad to say about the platform?
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scalable storage solution using ZFS: OSOL / Nexenta?

some one commented that ZFS is not a distibuted file system and thus more suitable for storage from a box than a cluster. is it possible to start small as NAS with Nexenta / opensolaris and scale up ...
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How to design high performance CIFS/SMB

Would it make sense to virtualize windows using Xen or VMware ESX and expose storage on a JBOD as NFS, instead of exposing storage as CIFS/SMB for better I/O throughput? Is it true that the below can ...
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most efficient way to expose storage to windows on network?

using Nexenta or Opensolaris...on server grade h/w: SAS disks + 1GB layer3 switch: CIFS would only do 10 MB/s. Adding more servers would bump this to 10 MB/sec per server? dont know about NFS ...
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recommendations for unified storage using commodity hardware, opensource software

updates: from the below answers from "Chopper3", its possible to connect to HP MDS600 JBOD using HP DL server with a RAID controller card. Multiple servers can connect to MDS600 array; create volumes, ...
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how-to: ZFS design and cache tuning : ARC, ZIL

storage system in consideration from below h/w lying idle: 6 x 300GB 10K SAS; 2 X 146 GB 15K SAS; 12GB DDR2 RAM; Xeon CPU 2.5Ghz two 1GB NIC ports 1 - DLink 1GB ethernet switch (1000/100 MB) 8-port ...
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Advantage of using nexenta vs. OpenSolaris

I am currently building a NAS for about 24 TB of storage. Video files, slow access, long term storage. No performance issues. I am currently undecided between buying a JBOD case and installing ...