[mythtv-users] question about RAID

James C. Dastrup jc at dastrup.com
Mon Jan 9 22:44:05 UTC 2006

>> >So what will mdadm do? What is my best option for using 2 drives to get
>> > the most speed out of them as a combined drive?
>> mdadm does a true RAID 0
>Ok, let me ask the question again...
>I have 2, possibly 3, 320gig SATA drives. I want to build a RAID array that
>will maximize the speed of read and writes to the array. I have no concern
>with redundency because I will archive what I wish to keep to another drive.
>Using mdadm or lvm2, what type or RAID setup should I use?
mdadm RAID 0 with 3 drives, JFS (my favorite) or XFS file system.
Some may disagree, but in such a simple setup, I don't see any reason to 
add lvm on top of this RAID array, but others may prefer it.
Also note, I don't believe you can boot off of a md RAID 0 drive, so you'll
need another driver (or network boot) for your boot partition.

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