[mythtv-users] NAS RAID 5 for MythTv
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Sat Feb 10 00:11:44 UTC 2007
On 9 Feb 2007, at 00:08, Robin Hill wrote:
>> I'd be very interested to hear any other recommendations for an SATA
>> hardware RAID card that supports hot-swap & can be fully configured
>> under Linux. ... far more important is driver support. I'd like a
>> swap card that can easily be queried for driver status using the CLI,
>> logs errors to syslog and which can be expected to be supported under
>> Linux forever & a day...
> I think the 3ware card meets all of these - there's a CLI as well as a
> web interface, errors are logged to syslog and drivers are included
> the main kernel tree. Another very useful thing is that the
> drives can still be accessed for SMART monitoring - something most
> controllers don't seem to support. I've actually just picked up a
> secord 3ware card (a 7500) - I have several old PATA drives and
> that was
> the cheapest way of getting them all hooked up to the new motherboard!
> I would recommend taking a very good look at the 9550 though - the
> are significantly better than the 9500, not sure how price compares
Thanks very much for your advice, and to everyone else who responded.
These 3ware cards certainly do look like nice kit - I'm especially
impressed seeing the output of `/c0 help` that Jarrod posted, as it's
reassuring to think I can write a bash script that will check drive
status every hour or so and email me a notification only if there's a
It looks like the 9500 may be available quite a chunk cheaper than
the 9550 if you're in a position to shop around.
What I didn't consider specifying in my original question was the
flavour of PCI to be used. When I realised that it's quite easy to
spend £400 on one of these cards I suddenly wondered if that's money
I really want to spend on regular old-fangled PCI or whether new
investment on motherboard hardware is warranted. Will plain-old PCI
slots still be available if I want to place this card in a new system
I buy (from motherboard up) in a couple of years?
I was originally charmed by the thought of a hardware RAID card &
some of these 5-in-3 bays because that seems very economical for a
home server. Since processing demands of a file-server is low this
seems like an ideal opportunity to repurpose old hardware, but like
always I start to increase my anticipated spend when I recklessly
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