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Re: changing bootloaders in FC2



On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 13:36, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am Di, den 15.06.2004 schrieb Globe Trotter um 15:09:
> 
> > Sorry, but how/where do I get a hardware RAID adapter? I presume there are also
> > directions for installing it?
> 
> For which reason do you want RAID? Is it a critical production system
> which must run and where downtime costs money? Then kick away your cheap
> controller and by a more expensive one where the chipset runs the RAID
> logic. Adaptec offers you such high price RAID controllers as well as
> 3Ware.
> 
> With such real hardware RAID adapters you only see the RAID array and no
> single drives. You set up all RAID functions in the controller BIOS and
> you need no OS driver to have RAID functions. I.e. the 3Ware controllers
> are auto detected by Fedora Linux and you do not have to care for the
> RAID setup once you told the controller how to behave in it's BIOS.
> 
> On the other hand, if you are a home user such hardware RAID controllers
> are mostly too expensive. Then just use Linux software RAID.
> 
> Ok, I feel you got enough explanations. If still unsure please search
> this list's archive and do google search. The thing is really simple.
----
just a thought that I had through all of this...

with 3 controllers in the box, you could have 3 drive raid 5, all on
separate controllers and get some decent performance - albeit software
raid.

Craig



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