I’m not a fan of fibre channel cables – they’re all fine as long as you don’t have the slightest idea what the hell you’re doing. A fibre channel cable is a little tougher to install but it’s definitely a lot less expensive. I’d rather just get an iscsi cable and save up the cash.
I think this one is a little easy. The main difference is that iscsi is really more of a standard, you dont have to go through the trouble of setting up a new cable connection and just grab one that works with your other computers. Iscsi cables are more robust and can handle a lot more load. So to answer your question, yes, I would use them.
I really think one of the most important things that you should consider in this case is the cost difference between fibre and iscsi. It’s a bit surprising that, because both types of cables are so similar, a lot more people are switching to iscsi, especially for higher bandwidths and higher speeds. A lot of other factors come into play, like support for other interfaces such as wireless and Ethernet, the security of the cable itself and the cost.
I’ve got a few cables lying around here and there and I’m thinking about using them, but the cost difference between fibre and iscsi is not the most important factor in my mind. It is a big one, but I don’t know whether or not it’s an important factor in your case.
Fiber is a single point of failure. It is also a single point of entry for many malware. The idea behind iscsi is to handle the actual connections to the endpoints, fiber handles that. A cable is a much more complex and expensive piece of equipment. I dont know if you are going to be writing your own cables. If you are, then you should look into some professional cables and have them professionally installed. (I recommend Ipcon, which is a great service).
Another interesting concept is the concept of fibre channel vs iscsi. I think I would be more interested in the first, but iscsi is a bit more advanced. But fiber channel is very easy to install and it is a single point of failure. In fact, it is so easy to install that it is usually done right out of the box. You wouldn’t see it at all if you bought a new cable provider’s service.
The thing to remember with fibre channel is that it is a form of cable that uses the same copper wires as a coaxial cable. So when you buy a cable, its copper isn’t replaced. Instead, the cable company uses the copper in it to make a cable, so they don’t need to use the same copper for every single cable that is sold in the future. So you dont need to buy a new cable.
If you dont go out and buy a new cable service then you may be stuck with copper cables. Cable companies get their copper from the copper mines of the United States. They then put their wires in them, and then splice them together to make cables for cable companies. Once the cable companies are done with the splicing they then sell these cables to cable companies. So a copper cable wouldnt be needed if someone didnt go out and buy a cable.
While i dont have cable, fiber optic cables are pretty cheap. I think you can get them for around $1 a foot, but they are pretty reliable. Also you dont have to worry about the copper cable getting tangled up in your electrical panel. Fiberoptic cables have much less insulation. So you can run cables through walls, and they are just as strong. So yeah, fiber optic cables are pretty cheap.