The Equallogic SATA versus SAS debate

While looking for price / cost information of the Dell Equallogic storage I found this website at 

It has as interesting posting on when to use SATA drives and when to use SAS drives in Equallogic storage.

Rule of thumb?

If your IOPS are more than 600 or so, you might want to consider a SAS unit. If it’s under this, you might be better off staying with a SATA unit.

The site also has a link to a site where automatically quotes can be obtained for Equallogic storage. Mind an email address has to be filled in and or .nl or probably other domains outside the USA are not accepted.


About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

One Response to The Equallogic SATA versus SAS debate

  1. DJ says:

    Be careful if considering SATA – EQL are discontinuing SATA drives as of this year. All the SATA lineup will be moved to NL-SAS.


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