[K12OSN] RAID advice

Jim McQuillan jam at mcquil.com
Thu Dec 22 04:52:54 UTC 2005

Sudev Barar wrote:
> On 12/22/05, William Fragakis <william at fragakis.com> wrote:
>> We are building our first mondo server (dual core P4 3.0 ghz) and I
>> wanted some ideas on what (and how) directories to put on the RAID
>> (striped for speed, we have a file server elsewhere). I have a separate
>> disk for the boot directory since I'll be using a fake SATA RAID on the
>> motherboard. We want to serve about 35-40 desktops with the set up.
> With /home elsewhere on nfs what benefits are expected from raid? A
> SCSI drive may be better bet IAC than SATA (raid or no raid)

Here's a benefit for using raid..... UPTIME!

With raid, if a drive fails, the system keeps running.  without raid, it 
dies a horrible death, and the users are sitting there wondering what to do.

Jim McQuillan
jam at Ltsp.org

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