[mythtv-users] OT Hardware RAID 5 Recommendations

George Galt george.galt at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 19:10:17 UTC 2006


Thanks, I'm looking for RAID5 which requires that a parity bit be set
across all of the disks.  This requires a fair bit of horsepower.
RAID1 is (if I remember correctly) simply a mirror, which would be a
waste of disk space.  On that point, I'm not sure if software RAID
does level 5.


On 12/12/06, Brett Kosinski <fancypantalons at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Not particularly.  I had assumed that it would overload the chip (an
> > old Athlon XP 2000), especially if this same system is being used as a
> > mythbackend (and Slimserver, and a few other things).
> >
> Well, speaking for myself, while recording SD programming my 2800+ backend
> barely breaks a sweat while doing software RAID1 (which has LVM layered over
> it).
> Brett.
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