[mythtv-users] RAID 5 of different sized disks for mythtv storage?

Mike Frisch mfrisch at isurfer.ca
Mon Sep 11 23:06:07 UTC 2006

On 11-Sep-06, at 5:38 PM, list at onnow.net wrote:

> How would this work then?
> Now: all 4 IDE drives on primary/secondary ( master slave)
> Alternate: add a PCI ide card.  Split things up with two drives going
> the the IDE card ( master master )
> So 4 masters essentially.  Would an IDE card give two seperate BUS  
> channels?

My RAID5 array is 5 drives- one on the on-board secondary controller,  
one drive each on the primary/secondary controllers of two Promise  
Ultra/100 PCI cards.  Each PCI IDE controller gives two separate IDE  

> Is the alternate idea worth it?

It is to me.  You're killing performance by having drives on master/ 

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