[CentOS] 4.4/64-bit Supermicro/ Nvidia RAID [thanks]

Wed Dec 6 02:40:20 UTC 2006
Feizhou <feizhou at graffiti.net>

> disappointing, but it's true.  Supermicro verified what all of you 
> said.  And since I'm not very interested in software RAID, i'll be 
> dropping a hardware RAID card in and let my vendor know not to try and 
> sell any more of these to those intending to use a Linux OS.
> I'll try out your software RAID steps to give me something to play with 
> till the hardware card shows up, since they are very clear and concise.  
> Maybe it'll soften the empty 'no hardware raid5' feeling one has at 
> present.

Hardware raid is not necessarily faster than software raid. If you are 
going to do raid5...make sure your card has plenty of cache. However, 
that may be moot anyway unless you use some filesystem other than 
ext3...is it a 3ware card? 3ware + RAID5 + ext3 = slow.