Re: Hardware RAID advices needed
On lørdag 10 september 2005, 23:02, Hans du Plooy wrote:
> Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
> >The first is a dirt cheap Sunsway Sil 3112-based card, i.e.
> > fakeraid.
> How "old" is your PC?
Pretty exactly 4 years old. It has the last generation of Athlon T-Bird
> On my 2ghz AthlonXP I have onboard VIA
> (fakeraid) plus a PCI Sil 3112a card. Raid-5 over four SATA discs
> give me in excess of 50MB/s sustained write, depending on what I'm
> copying, with a system load of about 2.00.
That's pretty neat.
> >The second option is a 3ware 8006-2PL,
> You can't go wrong.
> >The third option is to buy a SATA non-RAID controller and run SW
> > RAID entirely based on that.
> I'm not sure if you even get that. I've never seen a SATA controller
> that didn't have Raid.
I think they exist. This, for example:
> But then, if you think about it, it's all fake
> raid, so all of them are non-raid.
Yup. I found that even those cheapest SATA controllers that were
advertized as non-RAID had a SiL3112. Grok it those who can.
> If your data is worth $45 to you, then this will see you through.
OK, cool! Thanks a lot for all the advices, now I know a lot more about
my options. Still have to count my pennies, though, and figure out what
I really want.
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