Talk:Vblade - ATA over Ethernet
This isn't really a fair comparision for cost at all, after all Coraid's devices are SATA and Gigabit Ethernet optimized. But still it's a fun comparision to see what opensource hardware and software can get you.
15 blades no included hard drives
15 blades x 750GB = max 11.25TB
- SATA Storage - SR1520
- Total: $3996
Kurobox + Netgear Switch
- 15 Kuro Box HG WR vblades
- 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 $1600 is nothing to sneeze at!
- Ramuk 23:57, 27 August 2006 (EDT)
Hmmmm. at 1000Mb/s / 8bits/Byte / 15 kuroboxes = 8.33 MB/Sec needed in transfer rate per kurobox RAIDed together to completely soak a 1Gb/s ethernet connection. Seems like it could be doable expecially with XFS....mmmmmm
- Ramuk 02:17, 28 August 2006 (EDT)