[mythtv-users] RAID5 ATA IDE hardware card recommendations for
prudek at bvx.cz
Thu Dec 9 22:15:27 UTC 2004
> 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.
Since you have experience with software raid, I'd like to ask:
Is it possible to go from single drive (no RAID) configuration
to RAID-5 simpy by adding two more harddisks without
reformatting or backups? It's difficult to backup current
harddisks due to their sheer size...
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