3ware escalade 8006 SATA RAID recommendations; dual boot windows
I have been meaning to upgrade my hard disk setup to a RAID array 0 to
help increase system responsiveness and reduce system applications start
up times. After some research using google, it seems that the 3ware
escalade line of RAID SATA cards, specifically the 8006-2LP 2 port RAID
card, fit the bill nicely. The cards are supported with an open source
Linux driver, is the only true hardware RAID card supported in LINUX (as
per the kernel documentation), and is reasonably inexpensive ($139 @
I have a few questions that I coudn't find an answer to using either
google or searching through the Debian archives:
Is anybody using this card on a desktop system, and are they happy with
the performance in a RAID 0 array?
Would I still be able to use LILO or GRUB to dual boot windows off of a
IDE drive connected to the motherbaords IDE interface?
Is there a big performance increase using a SCSI RAID 0 array as opposed
to SATA RAID? If yes, which would be a recommended (hardware RAID) SCSI
card to use with Debian?
Thanks in advance.