[mythtv-users] LVM RAID 5 partition schemes
mandric at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 01:11:18 UTC 2005
when it rains, it pours ... comments inline
On Apr 7, 2005 4:57 PM, Dan Christensen <jdc at uwo.ca> wrote:
> Milan Andric <mandric at gmail.com> writes:
> > likely go with this board (rather than add a promise TX4 card which costs ~$70),
> > i figure i can just spend a few extra $$ for motherboard with alot of
> > sata ports :
> > Epox "EP-8RDA6+Pro" NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset
> > http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-123-221&depa=1
> That sounds like the motherboard I have. I *didn't* disable the RAID
> in the BIOS, and it works fine using software RAID, but it's probably
> better to disable the onboard RAID. Do so before starting; once
> you've put something on one of the harddrives with the onboard RAID
> on, you can't just disable the onboard RAID.
did you have any problems with the nforce2 chipset linux compat/tv-out?
i'm kind of assuming theirs drivers for it ... then again i might not
even use it.
the EP-8RDA6+Pro actually has 6 sata ports using 2 differnet chips ...
2x SATA by MCP, 4x SATA with RAID 0/1/10 by Sil-3114
i don't think MCP is supported by linux tho, at least i didn't see it on
haven't thought much about raid 10, since i think raid 5 satisfies my needs
and i don't want hardware (fake or not) raid anyway.
> > and case that can house 3 to 5 drives :
> > Antec Solution Series Black ATX Mid Tower Case, Model "SLK3000-B"
> > http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-129-152&depa=1
> And that is probably similar to the case I have, the Antec SLK3700BQE.
> I have three Samsung Spinpoint 160Gb drives. I put a Panaflo fan in
> the front, and run both fans at 7V. I used a Mobile AMD 2500+. The
> machine is close to silent and is very cool, even when being stress
> tested. The loudest component is the power supply fan, which I
> couldn't easy replace.
not sure how to specify V on the fans ... play with some wires i guess?
i'm planning on getting PS and fans as well, which i think is worth
the extra $60.
whew, am i crazy. still in my newegg queue -- i should get something
for posting all these newegg links! maybe i should just post the
specs or manuf. links ... o well
COOLMAX 400W CX-400B, BLACK, Taurus CX Series Silent Power Supply; 1 x
120mm fan, 3 Speed Fan Control Switch ( Auto, Low, Medium). $39.99
Cooler Master 120mm Green Neon LED Fan, Model "TLF-S12-EG" $9.49
Vantec "Stealth" 120mm Case fan, Model "SF12025L" $11.99
planning to replace the factory Antec fan with the vantec since i'm
sure it's noisy as heck.. and add the coolmaster to the drive bay.
after getting the PS, i figured might as well fork up the extra $$
since otherwise there's no point.
oh, i'll probably need a new fan for my 1Ghz proc also! damn
now my wife gets to buy finer makeup, and tell me how irrational i am. ;)
can't thank everyone enough for their input on this thread!
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