[mythtv-users] OT Hardware RAID 5 Recommendations
bubbaslash at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 17:51:23 UTC 2006
On 12/14/06, Mark Lehrer <mark at knm.org> wrote:
> > I've lost a few disks recently, including one on my MythTV box. I'm
> > considering building a server that would hold MythTV files, photos,
> > music, as well as back-ups of important documents on other machines,
> > and so I've looked into going with hardware raid-5. Does anyone
> > have any suggestions for cards?
> I have been doing this for awhile, quite successfully (except for the
> files i had on RAID 0, but that was just stupidity :) )
> I bought a 3ware 7810 on ebay - 8 IDE ports. It works extremely well
> (we have > a dozen 3ware controllers at work too).
> The only gripe I have is that it is difficult to add more disks to
> your RAID 5 - from what I understand the more modern controllers will
> let you do this. So you can start with 3 disks and have room to grow.
> I ended up with 2 sets of 4 disks.
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Speaking of growing a RAID 5 array, has anyone tried this in Linux
with software RAID? http://scotgate.org/?p=107 - (Growing a RAID5
array - MDADM)
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