[thelist] [OT] Hardware question about RAID...
beertastic at gmail.com
Wed May 7 10:17:28 CDT 2008
I'm 'upgrading' my system to replace all my external drives, I plan to
have 6 x 1Tb drives, raid 5 or 6.
Giving me 4.5Tb roughly, which is about 1Tb more than I need, but
that'll fill up quickly I'm sure.
I wanted it to show up as one drive of 4.5Tb. the case I've purchased
has hot swapable bays, so when a drive goes to heaven, I can easily
replace it and not loose data. (hopefully ;-p )
Buuuuut, I've opted for this:
And if I'm reading correctly, I can only make increments of 2Tb...
(due to a windows and linux kernel 2.4 issue)
I'm new to Linux (havng installed ubuntu last weekend) but guess if I
upgrade to 2.6, I'll be fine..
I guess that's it, I have to get a dedicated card...
But the advise thus far has been great... cheers!!
2008/5/7 Norman Bunn <norman.bunn at craftedsolutions.com>:
> Tris wrote:
> > Hi all...
> > I'm building my first PC..
> > I want to use a RAID configuration and see that many motherboards
> > offer raid 5 as standard.
> > This is what I was after, but assumed I'd need a raid card to do that.
> > so my question is, will a motherboard such as:
> > http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Socket+775+%28Intel%29/Gigabyte+GA-P35-DS3L+iP35+Express+%28775%29+Motherboard+?productId=30549
> > Offer me a reliable raid set up?
> > I've just using it to host media through my house, so the load will be
> > minimal...
> > Any tech heads out there, know what's what?
> > Tris...
> My personal feeling is that onboard components, while fine in some
> respects (less expensive), are typically inferior to add-on units that
> are specifically tailored to your needs. As an example, my son's PC has
> onboard RAID, and it has given him nothing but trouble, while a
> dedicated RAID 5 NAS I have just keeps on ticking.
> Norman W. Bunn
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