[mythtv-users] RAID on Fedora Core 3?
davidmaxwaterman at fastmail.co.uk
Tue Dec 21 10:17:03 UTC 2004
Yan-Fa Li wrote:
> Not sure what it is you are looking for ? Low price or port density.
> One trades off the other. Just one rule, stay away from Promise.
> Pretty much everything available today is good enough.
> I quite like the Silicon Image 680 based cards. Very cheap and work
> quite well. I've used CMD based cards reliably over the years.
> HighPoint has reasonable driver support for the 37X family. Some of
> the newer chipsets are beta. Anything that's not SATA should have
> excellent support. 3Ware is good choice if you have lots of money and
> need lots of density per PCI slot or 64bit support.
> Check the archives for the recent RAID thread, it rehashes almost
> everything you want to know. Just remember with that many drives
> you're ultimate gate is PCI 32bit/33MHz performance. Which
> realistically is about 40-80MB/s depending on wether you're reading or
> writing. To get any higher you'll need PCI-X or PCIe.
> Hopefully the new NForce4 boards which are about to hit the market
> will give us PCIe for Athlon 64.
Thanks. I'll take a look at the thread. Seems like 3ware is one to look
at; not that I have lots of money. Perhaps they'll be cheaper here
> Max Waterman wrote:
>> While I am waiting for opinions, I am coming to the conclusion that
>> Highpoint is a name to look for.
>> Is this right?
>> Max Waterman wrote:
>>> I am trying to build a MythTV/dvarchive box. I bought 4 Promise
>>> Ultra100TX2 PCI cards, but found that they wouldn't work
>>> with more than 2 in a system :(
>>> I was going to use linux s/w raid over the drives.
>>> I know you guys must use plenty of raid setups, so thought you'd be
>>> the best to advise on which types are best.
>>> I am running FC3, and have 4 WD800/8 and 4 WD2000/8 drives that I
>>> want to be two RAID5 volumes. I am running
>>> on a nForce3 250Gb, so network traffic is not a problem with the PCI
>>> bus, but gfx/video output maybe is (I haven't
>>> chosen my final gfx/video setup, but am currently using a cheap TNT2
>>> gfx card).
>>> I heard that Promise is giving 'lack-lustre' Linux support, so I'm
>>> totally open to not using Promise cards. I also heard
>>> that cards which do h/w RAID will give less load on the PCI bus.
>>> How should I do this? What h/w?
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