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RE: [K12OSN] Knowledge turned crisis



 
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> So, in a nutshell:
> 
> anything wrong with 4 - 80 GB 7200rpm EIDE drives with 8Mb 
> cache running on a raid controller(as yet to be determined) 
> in a configuration like 1 
> + 0 or 0 + 1?  This gets me effectively 80GB capacity and
> redundancy with the ability to withstand 2 drives dying, right?

Actually, wouldn't that give you 160GB capacity but you could not
lose two drives unless they both happened to be on the same side of
the mirror. Why not go with a RAID 5 card (NOT a Promise one though).
I am guessing that you'll need the read performance more than the
write performance so RAID 5 should be a viable option. SyncRAID might
be worth a look but right now their Linux support in in the beta
stage. 3Ware cards seem to be very popular amongst the Linux crowd.


- -Yancey

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