[mythtv-users] 3Ware RAID 5 backend

Ben Dash ben_dash at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 8 03:10:01 UTC 2007

--- Robin Hill <myth at robinhill.me.uk> wrote:
> On Sun Jan 07, 2007 at 02:15:21PM -0800, Ben Dash
> wrote:
> > I'm thinking about getting a 3Ware Escalade 7506-4
> and
> > doing RAID 5 with 4 750GB drives.  I've read a
> couple
> > of reviews and the write speed doesn't seem very
> fast
> > compared to the Adaptec 2400A.
> > 
> Seems rather an odd choice - you'd be better going
> with SATA-II drives
> and either a 3ware 9550 or software RAID. Personally
> I'd go with sofware
> RAID - I don't think the hardware controllers are
> anyway near being
> decent value for money (even on the second hand
> market).

I like the idea of being able to hot swap, which I
think rules out software RAID 5?

I wasn't sure that the 9xxx 3Ware cards supported
32bit PCI, hence the older 7506.  Can you run a 9550
in a 32bit PCI slot?

Thanks for the info!

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