[mythtv-users] Where are those new 1TB drives?

matthew.garman at gmail.com matthew.garman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 13:52:39 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 10:08:48PM -0700, Jim - MythTV wrote:
> How well does software raid work? is it worth going with?  I was

In my opinion, very well and yes.  For me, it's either that or buy
one of the super-expensive hardware RAID cards (e.g. 3ware).  For
home use, I just can't justify the cost.

I've got a 4x400 RAID5 array that has survived a physical transfer
from one case to another; it's also survived at least one migration
to a whole new Linux installation.  I had a drive "die" (it was
actually a cabling problem) and the array kept right on chugging
(but with a notification from mdadm).  Fixed the "drive" (cabling
problem), upadating the array, and everything is fine.

And from what I understand, the md (multi disk, aka Linux software
RAID) code is quite mature and well-tested.  Unless you're doing
unusual things, the likelihood of a problem is quite low.
(Disclaimer: I've never actually looked at the code, I'm just
repeating what I've read in random places, i.e. hearsay ;)


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