[mythtv-users] OT? Shuttle + ProRAID or Obsidian case for i3/i5 Myth BE ?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 21:08:10 UTC 2011

>> I want the BE to have a RAID array, so nothing ever gets lost.  I'd
>> like to run RAID 5 with 4 drives and 6 to 10 GB of usable storage.
> Four drive hardware RAID5 is a waste.  Either you get a cheap card that
> runs off the CPU, in which case you're better off with Linux software
> RAID, or you get one with proper offloading, in which case you've spent
> a lot of money that would have been better spent on RAID1 and more
> drives.  RAID5 has a lot of deficiencies with respect to writing data,
> and it's not worth the efficiency benefits until you have a lot more
> than four drives, at which point you would be better with RAID6, or
> something else that allows more than a single drive failure.

Totally agreed.


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