"Earlier this month Pogo Linux released what it says is the
first Serial ATA server available for Linux. The new Pogo Linux
StorageWare S212 Server, a beefy, rackmount box sporting Red Hat
Linux, is one impressive machine.
"Weighing in at around 75 pounds, the unit is anything but
lightweight. Dual Intel Xeon processors running at 2.8GHz with a
533MHz front-side bus power the ServerWare S212. A Supermicro X5DPE
motherboard stacked with 2GB of DDR ECC memory give the system some
personality. And a 3Ware 8500-12 Serial ATA RAID adapter populated
with 12 Seagate 160GB 7200RPM hard drives make it ready for some
serious storage. That's more than 1.75 terabytes of RAID-capable
storage in one 2U chassis.
"The sleek black case sports slots for 2 PCI cards available
from the rear of the machine. There are also a number of fans in
the box, which are definitely designed with a datacenter in mind.
They seem to do a good job at cooling the unit, but they are
several times louder than a standard desktop machine's fans..."
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