[OT] Useable BIOS RAID 1 on the cheap?

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Tue Jan 17 15:00:37 GMT 2006

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 02:26:17PM +0000, Toby Corkindale wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 06:21:12PM +0000, Jacqui Caren wrote:
> > Steve Mynott wrote:
> > >I guess my best bet might be the 3ware cards but they are expensive.
> > I saw an IDE raid controller card at maplin for 20UKP (in a "sale" 
> > bucket). I assume these are part hard and part soft.
> Most budget RAID controllers (including just about all the IDE ones) are
> fairly crappy.
> IMHO, you are far better off using software RAID under Linux. Especially when
> combined with LVM, when the combo becomes *really* nifty.

Software RAID is great if you have a limited budget, but it is VERY
slow.  So slow that it can't keep up with an 802.11b network even on a
pretty reasonable machine.

David Cantrell | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david

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