Talk:Vblade - ATA over Ethernet
This isn't really a fair comparision for cost at all, after all the Coraid's devices are SATA and Gigabit Ethernet optimized. also the first comparision (package solution) is a load distributed solution providing a 10 Gigabit upstream connection aggregated, so it's quite superior to 19 kurobox/linkstations.
But still it's a fun comparision to see what opensource hardware and software can get you. The second comparision is probably a bit fairer.
- 19 blades x 750GB = max 14.25TB
- 15 blades x 750GB = max 11.25TB
19 (4+15) blades (no included hard drives)
- Package - CLN20 + SR1520
- Total: $6195
- 19 Kuro Box HG WR
- 19 x $149 each = $2831
- Linksys SRW2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gbit Switch with Webview
- Total: $3226
Open Source Saves you $2969
15 blades no included hard drives
- SATA Storage - SR1520
- Total: $3996
- 15 Kuro Box HG WR
- 15 x $149 each = $2235
- NETGEAR GS116 16-port Gigabit Switch 10/100/1000 Mbps
Open Source Saves you $1594
As I said certainly not a fair comparison, the Coraid hardware is different (SATA vs PATA) and optimized from a ethernet switching standpoint vs the Kurobox/Linkstation.
But still a savings of between $1600-$2700 is nothing to sneeze at!
- Ramuk 23:57, 27 August 2006 (EDT)