Intel ICH8R chipset
darius at dons.net.au
Thu Mar 1 05:45:57 UTC 2007
On Thursday 01 March 2007 15:39, Hall, Eric R wrote:
> Or one could just mirror /boot from the first disk to the first two or
> three disks. It'd be a pain, but you might still be able to boot...
How? The BIOS is doing the reading from those disks if it doesn't understand
how to use the redundancy there is a problem.
I would be surprised if a "firmware" RAID system (like say a Promise FT100TX2
or FT2300) would be any slower than using those disks on a comparable but
Once the OS starts it is its responsibility to maintain the metadata but it
should still be able to get a good speed. I would say the requirement to sync
the metadata to disk will slow it down but a pure software RAID system should
do the same or risk array corruption.
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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