[CentOS-virt] Slightly OT: FakeRaid or Software Raid

Luke S Crawford

lsc at prgmr.com
Fri Dec 4 01:46:54 UTC 2009

Grant McWilliams <grantmasterflash at gmail.com> writes:
> So if I have 6 drives on my RAID controller which do I choose?

considering the port-cost of good raid cards, you could probably use md
and get 8 or 10 drives for the same money.   It's hard to beat more 
spindles for random access performance over a large dataset.  (of course, 
the power cost of another 2-4 drives is probably greater than that of a 
raid card)  

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