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On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 11:49:42AM +1100, Jason Rennie wrote:
> > OTOH, there are cards such as the 3ware Escalade series that bring
> > SCSI benefits to IDE drives. They have independant channels to each
> > of 2, 4 or 8 drives, and appear to the PC as a SCSI host. As a benefit
> > you can either span the drives or make them a RAID. 
> Do you have anymore info on these ? Sounds like a nice hedge between the
> cheapness of IDE and the performance of SCSI, assuming they aren't to
> expensive.


www.google.com search on 3ware escalade  for US prices. They're from 
US $250 for the 2 port, to $420 for the 8 port (approx prices).

Raid 0, 1, 10. Appear as SCSI to the PC. Linux native drivers and
support programs. Hot swap, hot spare. Relatively inexpensive.
Rave reviews. Even Alan Cox made nice noises about them on Linux
Kernel list. What more could you ask for? ;)