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

Russ Dill russ.dill at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 21:41:09 UTC 2004

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

What he is refering to is that most controllers you find out there are
only masquerading as hardware raid controllers. The driver that comes
with the card does software raid, the chip and card is just an ide
controller. The one special bit of magic is that the bios on the card
also contains software raid.

Hardware raid is when a processor on the card is actually implementing
the raid functionality.

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