Can anyone recommend a starter SAN that is under 5K? I'm looking at the new Drobo business devices that support iSCSi. Also, I've read some posts where people have bought a server, loaded it with disks and then used iSCSi SAN emulation software like Starwind, which I'm familiar with.
I would like to hear some real world examples that might fit my scenario. I want to use a SAN versus a NAS as I want to use iSCSi technology.