[mythtv-users] RAID5 ATA IDE hardware card recommendations for mythbackend machine

Bryan Brannigan bryan.brannigan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 23:44:32 UTC 2004


What is the reliability of software RAID in the event of a motherboard
failure?  Will I be able to recover my array?

Can I add drives to the array later?


On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 13:44:28 -0900, John Andersen
<jsa at video.homelinux.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 December 2004 12:51, Andrew Plumb wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > For those who do use hardware RAID5 cards for ATA IDE drives, which
> > cards have you (not) had success with, for use in a mythtvbackend
> > machine?  Or in any Linux-based machine for that matter?
> >
> > I'm pondering picking up something like a Promise FastTrak SX4000.
> 
> Why bother.  Software raid easily outperforms any of these
> raid cards,  Its Robust, Mature, Universally Supported, Open Source
> and highly configurable.
> 
> Oh, and did I say ROCK SOLID?
> 
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