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Re: IDE raid - which is better ?

On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 01:36:35PM -0400, Paul McHale wrote:
> Hi,
> I am putting together a workstation which will have raid.  I found the
> following vendors which have ide raid controllers:
> www.promise.com  (fastrack100)
> www.3ware.com    (escalade 3w-6200)

Haven't tried 3ware, but my promise66 works great.

> I will be doing raid 0 (striping) strictly for performance.  Does anyone
> have experience with these cards or any other cards?  Any
> recommendations/comments welcome.
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul
I'd do a raid 10 setup:

   |           raid0
 raid0         \    \
 \    \         disk3\
 disk1 disk2          disk4
This way, you use more disks, but you gain much more reliability without
much speed loss.  Using one drive per cable, you'd need two controllers too.


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