Linux wrote: > > And stick with md-raid 10 (also known as software raid) because it is > much more intelligently designed than any > closed-source-embedded-raid-controller. "More intelligently designed" -> Could you please tell us more on this one? > i > Nowadays hardware raid frightens me because of the need to have spare > raid-controllers for every hardware-raid-configuration I have. They > are neither interchangable nor easily recoverable. > > md-raid 10 can be established with any number of disks (at least 3 but > better check with google) Not easily recoverable? I did recovery many time without a hitch (Adaptec, 3Ware, LSI, PERC)! As for RAID 10 with 3 disks, mmm... go see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redundant_array_of_independent_disks Lastly, it's kinda strange that your name is "Linux": Maybe you're young and your parents decided to honor this great OS! Well, i may name my next children "Cento" !!! ;-) Hey, have a nice day "Linuxito" ! Guy Boisvert, ing. IngTegration inc.