[K12OSN] Slight OT: Hard vs Soft Raid

Joe OBrien jobrien at meridian.wednet.edu
Wed Jun 28 15:30:58 UTC 2006

I have a moderate load samba server with Dual 600MHz with 2G ram and 3 
SCSI Ultra-160 Drives.  I have the choice of running Software-Raid at 
Ultra-160 (160MB/s) speed or running Hardware-Raid using a Perc-2/DC 
controller at Ultra2 Wide SCSI (80MB/s).  I'm aware of some of the 
dis/advantages of both.

Which is going to give the best performance and any suggestions on how 
to test this?

--joe o'brien
Meridian School District
Bellingham WA

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