What A Difference A Bay Makes

Author: Neil Cameron

I did this test several years ago to show (a) how ridiculously expensive full-blown SSD servers were and (b) how little more you actually paid for maxCache. So I thought I’d have a go at it again based on current prices from the web (these are all $AUD based on websites from shopbot.com.au).Server Rack Cluster

I picked, as an example, a database server. I have 8-bay and 16-bay servers, and I’ve done some very rough calculations based on capacities of the drives. Note that the drive capacities won’t be spot on as you don’t get what you pay for, but I don’t know exactly what the real capacities are for these drives so didn’t worry about that part of the calculation.

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