[CentOS] Re: software raid

Thu Mar 29 15:59:10 UTC 2007
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

> One drawback is software raid wants a single ide device on each ide 
> channel.
> This means buying an ide card (if you want more than two devices) 
> which doesn't
> always play well with the rest of the system (4+ ide devices).  Some 
> mainboards
> might have more than two ide channels, but I just opted for the cheap 
> ide card.

thats easy.  SATA.  one device per channel.  you can get 8 ports or more 
of SATA on a PCI-X or PCI-Express x4 card.   parallel IDE is dead.

except, I've never heard of any such limitation, other than the 
potential performance bottleneck.