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RAID5 for Linux

Bob Keyes <bob at> writes:

> Well I am going to try out a software raid first, but use a second IDE PCI
> controller to have 4 channels, one per drive. If the performance isn't
> good enough, then I'll move up to hardware raid. I figure I'll get four
> 160GB drives, as they are the cheapest per byte.

On drive per controller is just fine (just don't forget your CD-Rom
drive in the mix).

> Then, I'll try to decide if I should try to boot from the raid, or have a
> simple 10gb or whatever drive to boot the OS from, and the raid just for
> data. Hrm....that means another controller.

Always a good question.  Just remember to backup your MBR ;)


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