[rescue] Re: [SunHELP] Small RAID array setup

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Thu Jun 26 14:27:55 CDT 2003

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

> > Actually, on most modern machines, software RAID will outperform most
> > hardware RAID controllers I've seen.  Look at a typical hardware RAID
> > controller, and the odds are it has something on the lines of an
> > iAPX80186 on it.  Granted, a SparcClassic isn't the fastest processor
> > out there (it's, what, a 50MHz sun4m?), but since by Shel's own
> > statement of the problem he doesn't have the budget for hardware RAID,
> > DiskSuite is what's available for him to work with.
> I've seen MIPS, I've seen PowerPC, and I've even seen SPARC raid
> controllers.  I've never seen one that was a 186.  Not saying they don't
> exist, just that I doubt that is going to be common on surplus equipment
> these days.

I've never seen a 186 doing RAID (does it even have enough horsepower?),
but I've seen 186 just talking SCSI (on drives and such) all the time.

Peace...  Sridhar

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