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

John Andersen jsa at video.homelinux.org
Fri Dec 10 05:21:54 UTC 2004

On Thursday 09 December 2004 01:44, David wrote:
> Are you aware that most raid5 cards are software raid?
> This FAQ is essential reading (by linux sata guy Jeff Garzik)

Well yes, technically all controllers are software, as the software
is just set in silicon.

However, with software raid, all the disks need not be connected
to the same controller, need not be all the same type (you can mix sata, ata,
scsi, what-ever), and the raid gets faster as your CPU is upgraded.

Hardware raid is the same speed (or slow) next year in your new server
as it is today in your old one.


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