Re: Software RAID 0 and linux 22.214.171.124
I shall explain my choises. I really want to buy a RAID 0 (striping)
controller, because my current harddisk is the bottleneck in my current
system. I have a dual XP-M 2800+ with 1Gbit NIC and 1GB memory. I have
read enough about RAID 0. I really want it! I know that it is not safe,
but I can backup my data.
I choose for a software RAID controller because it is cheap. An hardware
controller would cost me six times more, but would be at most 10%
faster. That's not worth it. Installing this RAID card is easy under Win
XP, because I can just put a disk in my pc with the drivers at setup
time and it will work.
I know this will be another story for debian. I've read stories of
people who got the Promise drivers working under 2.6.8, but those
drivers are not fast. I use 2.6.8 because I have a SMP setup. I want no
other drives than the two of my RAID setup in my pc because I hate noise.
I buy a software RAID controller because the price difference between a
software RAID SATA controller and a SATA controller is < €10,-
What are the troubles I will run into? I can load things in my BIOS,
because I have 2MB BIOS memory (MPX2).
The adress you gave me was wrong,
http://www.1U-Raid5.net/HowTO/SW-Raid-HOWTO.txt this one is correct.
Alvin Oga wrote:
On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Niels wrote:
I want to buy a Promise Fasttrack TX2 plus RAID 0 controller with two
SATA hard disks. The controller is a software controller. I want no
other hard disks than these two in my PC. Can I boot of this setup with
the 2.6 kernel?
Is it possible to put Windows XP and Debian Linux on the
same RAID 0 array?
Is it difficult to install?
-- trick is to install windoze on the 1st partition so it thinks its C:
--- bigger problem ...
- why use 2 disks in raid0 ( aks stripping ) which might allow you to read
faster but also makes 2 disks look like 1 bigger disk
- if one disk dies... both disk are useless
- i think you want to use (sw or hw ) raid1 ( mirror )
- if one disk dies ... all your data is still intact on the other
- gazillion raid howtos urls