Re: IDE raid - which is better ?
On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 01:36:35PM -0400, Paul McHale wrote:
> 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,
I'd do a raid 10 setup:
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.