[mythtv-users] question about RAID

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 18:44:08 UTC 2006


On Sunday 08 January 2006 13:20, Joe Votour wrote:
> --- Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm in need of setting up RAID for my recordings
> > drive since now I'm able to
> > capture 2 HD + 1SD at a time, plus want to be able
> > to do commercial flagging,
> > and for the time being, playback at least 1 HD
> > stream.
> >
> > I ordered 2 new harddrives which, while different
> > than my current recordings
> > drive are the same size, so if needed I can use all
> > three.
> >
> > My question is, would it be better to use the
> > onboard RAID controller on my
> > motherboard or the software RAID linux has?
> >
> > I plan on doing a RAID0 since I'm not too worried
> > about loosing my data, but
> > more worried about overall speed. I plan on backing
> > up any recordings I want
> > to save to another drive (which hopefully will be a
> > RAID5 as my next drive
> > project).
> >
> > Thanks for the help!
> > --
> > Steve
> >
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> It really depends on the controller itself.
>
> Most of the controllers included on motherboards
> nowadays are just software-based controllers anyway,
> so you'd be using CPU horsepower to control them.
>
> I did some research into this when my employer was
> looking to rebuild a server - he wanted to go SATA
> hardware RAID, so we now have a nice expensive 3ware
> card.
>
> Here's a page with some information about SATA RAID,
> with cards listed by hardware RAID or software RAID
> (aka fakeraid):
> http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html
>
> -- Joe

I have nvRaid, so I guess I'm better off using the linux "md" raid.
So are these SATA ports useless to me? could I still use them and just use 
"md" for the actual RAID stuff?

-- 
thanks,
Steve


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