Controller is an Areca 1883ix,-24 no sas expanders, connected to a norco 4220 passive backplane chassis.
Current array is a 16x 4TB sata raid6, but im starting to lose some drives, and the SAS drives are just so much cheaper.
its confirmed to be the below, backplane matches:
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It looks to be a completely passive backplane, so i dont see why it wouldnt support SATA3 harddrives. The pin interface is the same as sata1
I can do a dual system, or at least a dual array in one system for dev vs production. Plenty of spare hardware to do this one. I have another areca i can operate in passthrough to act as an HBA if needed.
I havent checked lately, but softraid parity used to be terribly inefficient, like...
Not tied to an os or filesystem. The box is primarily a file server, encoder, and NVR. Anything that needs to be windows can be run on a VM or docker instance.
Right now it's ntfs cause it was when I started the array with 4 drives 7 ish years ago
I have an Areca 1280ML with 16 attached drives (4tb's right now). Its operating in RAID6 mode, with NTFS on top of them, but unfortunately the drives are starting to age and its time for me to swap them out for 8s. This would be the ideal time to change controllers and or filesystems.
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Saw this, and as much as i want this monster, i really dont have any need for 96 ports in one switch... Its a very capable level 3 switch.
I have a slightly older variant in the 4548gt-PWR and i...