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Re: Asus M2NPV-VM RAID and SMP64 feedback

On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:08:13 +0000
Nuno Magalhães <nunomagalhaes@eu.ipp.pt> dijo:

> *) either i buy an AMD Phenom X4 (9650, no TLB issue; socket AM2+ is
> compatible with AM2) to replace my Athlon64; or
> *) i buy one 500+ GB SATA-2 drive; or two with RAID. I'm considering
> Western Digital, two of them with 32Mb cache are roughtly the same
> price as an X4.
> The questions being: has anyone had experience with the X4 and
> Debian(64); and how well is RAID(1?) supported? I believe the
> motherboard has hw raid.

I have one of those motherboards and it is running Ubuntu Intrepid. It
has two 320 GB Western Digital SATA II drives in Linux software RAID
that I set up with mdadm.

I knew the motherboard had hardware RAID on it, but after discussing
with Linux friends and googling on the subject I came to the conclusion
that software RAID was more reliable than any kind of hardware RAID. It
has been running beautifully for some time now.

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