[mythtv-users] NAS mobo

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 14:06:20 UTC 2008

> There are a number of MBs out there that have multiple PCIe(x8/x16)
> slots in them. a number of companies make really nice 8 and 12 and 16 and...
> sata connection cards. 8 sata connections will max out a x8 pci slot.
> some of those cards are software raid only some are hardware raid.
> having 20 drives in a raid5 or raid6 config has got be a huge
> load on the cpu if its software raid you are going for.
> lets hope you arent transcoding on this at the same time...
> Of course the hardware raid cards are about $100/sata connection. :)

Having 10 drives in raid 6 puts a 7% load max on a 5 year old 2 GHz
Opteron unless you are resynchronizing the array.


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