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Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2006 1:23 PM (in response to Repent34)Firewire is easier to connect than SCSI, yes.Quad-Core PMG5, 4 GB RAM, 7800 GT, 1 TB disk., Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2006 1:28 PM (in response to Repent34)Repent34-
Firewire is easier. I do not know if it is faster than SCSI though. Of course FW800 should be faster than the FW400 flavour in that format.
-DaddyPaycheckBasement XServe sitting on a Box of Apples, Mac OS X (10.4.6), A collection of clinking, clanking caliginous junk.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2006 9:08 PM (in response to Repent34)One downside to the FireWire model is that the VXA3 drive upgrade won't be available for about another year (whereas it's already available for the SCSI model). The upgrade is under $1000, easy to install, uses the same media, and doubles your capacity (serious no-brainer). But, you need the SCSI card on your Xserve to use it.
MacBook Pro Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2006 2:14 PM (in response to Repent34)Hi
For the past two years now we have used the Exabyte 1U-10 slot VX Packetloader (Firewire) version with our XServe installations and have been very pleased with it's performance. I would highly recommend this drive and you should be able to buy it with Retrospect bundled. It is a solid backup solution. The price has also dropped substantially (at least here in the UK, it has) which has made it more affordable for Xserve users looking for an automatic backup solution.
PowerBook G4 17" Mac OS X (10.4.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2006 12:51 PM (in response to Repent34)I have been using the Exabyte VXA-2 for about 2 years as well and have had it hooked up to both my xServes(one is a G4 and the other G5) via firewire. I have been really happy with it as a back up solution. I have backed up directly to tape with it and was happy with the speed and I am not staging everyone to an xServe RAID and then backing that up to tape and the speed has been just as good.
DanxServe, Mac OS X (10.4.7)