[mythtv-users] RAID versus Drobo

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 15:09:43 UTC 2007

On 9/9/07, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As I see it, the SATA based RAID would be nice for it's simplicity and
> > speed.  The motherboard I will be using should support dual RAID-5
> > setups offering me tons of space with 750GB drives.  It may prove more
> > costly to run, however, if the drives don't spin-down when not in use.
> >
> Unless you paid $500 or more from the motherboard it is very unlikely
> that it supports hardware raid5. Most motherboards use fake raid
> (proprietary software raid) which is in most cases worse than the
> software raid that is built in to windows. The only real advantage to
> fake raid is that you can run windows and linux on the same box and
> they can both use your drives.
I meant built in to linux.

I did not get enough sleep last night.


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