[mythtv-users] RAID5 ATA IDE hardware card recommendations
boscotwo at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 9 01:36:53 UTC 2004
i've been useing software raid 5 for a while, the only time i had a serious
problem was when my ide controall card when it took my two drives with
it..... so now i have 3 drives and 3 controller cards :-) its great to i
loose a drive about once a year ( i'm not longer buying WD i think i am
going to start going with maxtors ) and i can just buy a new drive plug it
in a run 'mdadm --manage /dev/md0 --add /dev/hd<drive letter>' and an hour
or so later its up to full power....
>From: Yan-Fa Li <yanfali at best.com>
>Reply-To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: Bryan Brannigan <bryan.brannigan at gmail.com>, Discussion about
>mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] RAID5 ATA IDE hardware card recommendations
>Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 17:27:09 -0800
>Yes move the disks to another machine and reboot.
>Bryan Brannigan wrote:
>>What is the reliability of software RAID in the event of a motherboard
>>failure? Will I be able to recover my array?
>>Can I add drives to the array later?
>>On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 13:44:28 -0900, John Andersen
>><jsa at video.homelinux.org> wrote:
>>>On Tuesday 07 December 2004 12:51, Andrew Plumb wrote:
>>>>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.
>>>Why bother. Software raid easily outperforms any of these
>>>raid cards, Its Robust, Mature, Universally Supported, Open Source
>>>and highly configurable.
>>>Oh, and did I say ROCK SOLID?
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