[mythtv-users] Raid question for myth box
fb99999 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 24 17:12:09 UTC 2004
many thanks to both of you! That is very helpful, and has saved me a fair
chunk of dollars as well. The new MB has been ordered and should be here
soon. Then the real fun begins!
--- Patrick Van Humbeeck <mythtv at b34tz.net> wrote:
> Hi Frank,
> I second Chris's advice - either use linux software raid or use a real
> hardware raid. my mobo also has that 'fake' raid controller (promise
> something) but it's really not worth it, with your raid array you don't
> want to take any chances since this is pretty critical. The 'fake' raid
> controllers require specific drivers and you do not want to depend on that
> (especially when troubleshooting/rescue boots etc).
> At least with software or real hardware raid your array will be detected
> and work fine even if you boot from an alternative boot disk for some
> reason, it may be tricky to get/load those drivers for 'fake' raid cards
> at that time.
> you also don't want to run into issues with this when rebuilding kernels
> software raid works great on sata drives anyway, you should get more then
> enough performance for myth.
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