I just upgraded my servers raid5 drives and figured I'd post my cost analysis. Put that way it almost sounds scientific…
- increase my storage. Currently 500GB using raid5
- preferably only use 2 drives as it costs money to spin an extra drive
- not spend too much
I'd have preferred going with only 2 drives (raid1) but the cost per GB is just too high. Possible choices are in green, but I went with the blue one. All prices from the only computer store in Calgary, Memory Express.
|Brand||Size||Cost||$/GB||# Drives||Total GB||Raid Cost||$/GB Raid|