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Derek Floyd
08-26-2005, 04:36 PM
About two weeks ago, I bought a RAID 5 array consisting of:

3ware Escalade 8506-4 PCI-X controller
5 unknown brand 250GB hard disks
cables


Today I got the shipment. After being told Seagate drives are best for my quiet system, I was hoping that's what I would get. No such luck in that department. They are Western Digital. But they are also only a year and two months old with a three year warranty. I was not expecting the warranty.

For $255 shipped, that's a screaming deal. Now I just need a motherboard that will let me turn this puppy loose at full 64/66 bandwidth. Til then I'm stuck at 32/33.


Can anyone recommend a good drive cage for these? I need a 4 bay, preferably able to fit in three 5.25 drive bays.

Coliba
08-26-2005, 06:57 PM
You got 5 250gb drives for 255? Are these the kind of drives that fall off of trucks in a gentle way? Amazing deal....

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