[mythtv-users] RAID5 ATA IDE hardware card recommendations for
zaclist at adirondack.net
Thu Dec 16 18:21:08 UTC 2004
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On Dec 15, 2004, at 10:04 PM, cb wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 12:09 -0500, Zachary Bedell wrote:
>> I didn't have the money, so I ended up getting a cheap HighPoint card
>> and using Linux software RAID to replace my FastTrack. The FastTrack
>> is definitely faster than softRAID in terms of throughput, but I'd
>> rather have safer, slower data personally.
> What is the consensus on using md/LVM with FastTrak cards? Are all of
> Promise' problems within the RAID driver ? Have to ask, I just built a
> 360gb RAID5 off of one of their new SATA 4 channel cards.. the drivers
> looked scary so i said screw it, i'll MD it. that should be safe, I
Since my little "accident," I've been using the Promise as a backup
array (to which I rsync the content of my primary array periodically).
I set the thing up as "Just a Bunch Of Disks" with Linux soft RAID-5
(md, no LVM for me). No problems with it since.
I took a bit of a speed hit in the process. MD isn't quite as fast as
using Promise's pseudo soft/hard RAID solution. I'm still using
Promise's kludgy drivers, but it works well enough. I no longer trust
it as my sole data store; but as a backup, I'd say it's good enough.
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