[mythtv-users] RAID5 ATA IDE hardware card recommendations for mythbackend machine

Brandon Beattie brandon+myth at linuxis.us
Tue Dec 7 23:01:39 UTC 2004

On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 04:51:36PM -0500, Andrew Plumb wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> For those who do use hardware RAID5 cards for ATA IDE drives, which
> cards have you (not) had success with, for use in a mythtvbackend
> machine?  Or in any Linux-based machine for that matter?
> I'm pondering picking up something like a Promise FastTrak SX4000.
> Thanks!
> Andrew.
> -- 
> If you don't know what to do, do something.

3ware is what I'd recommend.  Promise is cheap for both cost and
quality.  I prefer spending the money for the card on another drive and
getting a cheap $10 PCI ide card and doing software raid5.  I've done
this with many systems and it's more reliable than promise cards.


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