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

Willy Boyd willyboyd at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 15:07:04 UTC 2007

On 3/8/07, matthew.garman at gmail.com <matthew.garman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 ;)
> -Matt

I totally concur.  I have just a small 3x120 raid5 in my file server,
but love it.  I have had one drive physically die.  Replacing it and
rebuilding the array was a snap after about 10 min. of googling, and I
lost no data.

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