[geeks] Big Damn File System....
geeks at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 22 12:51:16 CDT 2001
One of the reasons I prefer Solaris over other free OS'es is that it comes
with software RAID. If there was such a beast for Linux on intel hardware,
i'd probably consider it for personal use. But having a SS5 cycle system
running Sol 8 with mirrored drives, well, it makes me sleep so comfy at
At 09:07 AM 6/22/01 -0700, you wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Joshua D. Boyd [mailto:jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu]
> > hold more drives), a few cheapish SCSI drives, and a used
> > Raid5 controller
> > (those things can be had for under $100 on ebay!!!). MP3s will always
> > stay on cheaper IDE solutions, but I would like to get my data to
> > something more fool proof.
>Depending on what you have for a machine, and you're looking for cheap...
>I'd go for software RAID 5 over an older RAID 5 card. The older cards were
>pretty darn slow. I haven't done much performance testing on SPARCs for
>RAID 5, but a P-166, with decent SCSI hardware, is plenty fast enough for
>doing RAID5, and NFS. If you want really huge capacity, get a 3Ware IDE
>RAID card, and throw a bunch of big IDE drives at it. Oops, you got me
>started on RAID...
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