[mythtv-users] Anyone using RocketRAID?

Frosty mythtv-users at stalks.nooblet.org
Sat Mar 15 17:38:34 UTC 2008

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2008, at 10:59 AM, John Drescher wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 6:58 PM, David Durham, Jr.
>> <david.durham.jr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Here's the product description from newegg:
>>>  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115048
>>> Hardware RAID from $325.  Says it supports RAID 6, and works with the
>>> Linux 2.6.  Anyone using one of these and have some comments on its
>>> quality?  I didn't know you could do RAID 6 with just 4 drives, or am
>>> I missing something about this product.  Looks to me that it only
>>> supports 4 drives.
>> I would just get a 3ware card instead. And get one with enough ports
>> for the amount of drives you want. You can get 8 port models on eBay
>> for this same price range.
> Or even consider software RAID, which is pretty solid these days.
> There are advantages to hardware RAID of course, but one drawback is  
> that if the controller fails it usually has to be replaced by an  
> identical one if you want to save the data on the array.
> Some hardware RAID cards are  particular as to what drives they will  
> work with, though I think this sort of limitation is pretty well a  
> thing of the past.
> beww

If a linux software raid setup of 3 drives, raid5, was taken out of one 
machine and placed into another, not identical machine, as long as the 
kernel supported the new hardware, would it boot?

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