[mythtv-users] RAID on Fedora Core 3?

Max Waterman davidmaxwaterman at fastmail.co.uk
Tue Dec 21 08:04:16 UTC 2004

While I am waiting for opinions, I am coming to the conclusion that 
Highpoint is a name to look for.

Is this right?


Max Waterman wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to build a MythTV/dvarchive box. I bought 4 Promise 
> Ultra100TX2 PCI cards, but found that they wouldn't work
> with more than 2 in a system :(
> I was going to use linux s/w raid over the drives.
> I know you guys must use plenty of raid setups, so thought you'd be 
> the best to advise on which types are best.
> I am running FC3, and have 4 WD800/8 and 4 WD2000/8 drives that I want 
> to be two RAID5 volumes. I am running
> on a nForce3 250Gb, so network traffic is not a problem with the PCI 
> bus, but gfx/video output maybe is (I haven't
> chosen my final gfx/video setup, but am currently using a cheap TNT2 
> gfx card).
> I heard that Promise is giving 'lack-lustre' Linux support, so I'm 
> totally open to not using Promise cards. I also heard
> that cards which do h/w RAID will give less load on the PCI bus.
> How should I do this? What h/w?
> Max.
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