[CentOS] Re: Central file server advice please

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Mon Sep 24 11:33:39 UTC 2007

I mistyped..hardware raid is the way to go.  FRIAD will perform worse 
than Linux software raid most times..:)

Feizhou wrote:
> William Warren wrote:
>> actually it'll perform WORSE in many cases than Linux software raid.
> Used to (bar buggy firmware, incompatibilities). Most hardware raid 
> cards nowadays not only have sufficient processing power, they also come 
> with decent sizes of RAM cache which helps swing things a lot in their 
> favour.
> If the load goes beyond what the card can handle, then yes, Linux 
> software raid is the way to go.
>> Scott Silva wrote:
>>> gjgowey at tmo.blackberry.net spake the following on 9/21/2007 2:43 AM:
>>>> Exactly how much throughput are you realistically anticipating?  
>>>> What connection are you going to use?  802.11 or 10/100 or gige?  
>>>> And yes, the chips will pretty much always give you better 
>>>> performance with raid.
>>> Hardware raid gives better performance. Both of those are 
>>> "fakeraid".It won't perform any better than software raid.
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