Hello all gear-heads,
I got an option to buy up to 4x HP StorageWorksP4500 G2
Configuration 1x Intel Xeon; 6GB RAM; 12x 600GB 15k; 2x 750W Ps
Drives are used, but tested for badblocks EF0600FARNA
The price seems low enough: $300 for each 7.2TB option.
My use case is semi-cold storage. Available 24/7 no SLA and rarely overwrites. Performance will rarely reach more than 300MB/s READ.
The question is: should I get it for future use with SATA drives?
I would like to avoid HP SAS drives if possible, Seagate 7200rpm SAS drives are still reasonable priced.
Backplate should be compatible with SATA and future controllers:
I found no mention of HW DRM to prevent own OS (I would even have the licence for their SAN/IQ)
If you could help me sort these out:
- OS Support - I could not confirmed this, but HW should be supported by RHEL6
- SATA Support - I could not confirmed this, but SATA should work and require at most drive bays
- Low front cost: The price is pretty much the same as one 8TB drive.
- High long term cost: Systems takes 5-6x the power of 4 drive solution.
- I could sell drives in good condition when demand appears and replace with lower power 7200rpm drives.
- Backplane should be compatible with 4x lanes SAS controllers.
- 1GBps connection for local playback
- 1GBps for VMs iSCSI
- power for ffmpeg transcode would be great (1xFullHD stream)