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Mixing Fibre Channel and SATA drives

Randy Kerns

Use caution and consider the following when mixing Fibre Channel (FC) and SATA drives in a single midrange array:

  • Managing array resources. Most midrange implementations don't allow administrators to control the allocation of controller resources for the disk drive types. As a result, cache, processor resources and internal ports are all managed as if the disk types were the same.

  • Controlling data placement. If controlling whether data gets placed on FC or SATA drives is a manual process, the administrative costs and risks associated with managing this process may be higher than just putting everything on more expensive FC disk drives.

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