New to raid systems-Figured it out but need 2nd opinion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ariella5353, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Ariella5353 macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    We have a small company near Philly and we are trying to develop a raid system. We think we figured out a good one- but could use some advice so we don't buy all the equipment and realize it doesnt work for some reason.

    Here is what we are planning to do:

    We have 2 editors needing to access a raid. Both are on G5 towers, both are connected to a Switcher (140 GB/S) via Ethernet (cat6). From the switcher, there will be another cat6 ethernet running to a crappy G5 tower (like an older model, cheap one since it will just act as the server). From the G5 Tower will be an Esata 2.0 (240mb/s) running to a data storage tower.

    Does this sound right? Will this work or are we screwing ourselves over? Do you guys have recommendations for a cheap crappy computer to act as the server? Thanks guys!!
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    It's not a Switcher; it's called a switch.

    At any rate, if the machine is powerful enough to handle the throughput, it sounds like it will work. You'll want everything to connect at gigabit to get the optimum throughput. If the server only connects at 100 Mb, you'll never see the good speeds.
     

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