[mythtv-users] Raid question for myth box
Christopher N. Deckard
cnd at ecn.purdue.edu
Tue Nov 23 18:42:10 UTC 2004
I recommend using Linux Software RAID. Don't pay money for something
you won't use. Linux Software RAID is good stuff. I'm using it on two
SATA 200GB Seagate drives for a mirrored root hung off of a MSI K8N Neo
Platinum, and another 4x200GB SATA Seagate drives hung off a Promise
TX-4 SATA controller. Works great.
Frank Baylee wrote:
> This is more of a Linux question, but I am asking here because it is related
> to my myth-box, and you folks are very knowledgable.
> I have my Motherboard decision narrowed down to 2 boards. One has the 925
> chipset with the ICH6R southbridge (RAID), while the other has a 915G chipset
> with ICH6 southbridge (no RAID). These 2 motherboards are otherwise
> equivelent performance wise (same speed FSB, same speed to the PCI/PCIe and
> SATA, etc.) So, is there any advantage to paying the extra $$$ for the ICH6R
> chipset if I wish to do RAID under Linux? (My understanding is that the ICH6R
> isn't 'true' raid, but 'fakeRaid').
> Looking at the archives, for example:
> It appears to me that setting up RAID using Linux will give me all that I
> need (redundancy, speed), without the ICH6R chip. Am I understanding this
> Thanks for helping out this linux n00b.
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