[Madlug] Hardware recommendation? 6 Terabytes of SATA storage

Doug "SuperDuG" Smith superdug at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 11:52:21 CDT 2010

I've become a big fan of buffalo's terrastations


They go all the way up to 8tb and use SATA

On 07/26/2010 11:31 AM, Rahul Nabar wrote:
> I was looking to buy about 6 Terabytes of storage as a backup for some
> of our data. I already have a fairly good Linux server ( 8 cores / 16
> Gig RAM PCIex16 slot ) that I can use but need a external box with 6
> TB drives. Probably SATA. Was looking to see if people have any names
> they can recommend? Performance is not a huge deal. It'll take
> incremental backups via rsync and rsnapshot once every 2-3 days.
> If I look on the websites of the big guys e.g. Sun / Netapp etc. they
> seem way more expensive than what I'd thought ($7000+).  4-5 years
> back we had bought a Infotrend box that has worked great but wanted to
> see if there are any recommendations on the list?  Also, what's the
> best way (i.e. card / cable / protocol ) to connect the drives to the
> server? I see a lot of different options out there: eSATA / SAS / SCSI
> / USB etc.

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