[mythtv-users] OT Hardware RAID 5 Recommendations
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 19:23:09 UTC 2006
On 12/14/06, John Clabaugh <bubbaslash at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> 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)
I've had great success with my mdadm arrays, haven't tried to grow any
of the RAID5 though.
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