Re raid SW vs HW , was Okay, this is so not cool..

Xose Vazquez Perez xose at
Thu Oct 16 10:05:00 CDT 2003

Jessica_Bull at wrote:

> Generally speaking hardware RAID is faster.  But the real deciding factor is
> the speed of your CPU and the load it is handling.  The amount of memory is

today HW: servers with 2 or 3 GHz processors vs. raid with 100Mhz processor,
I doubt that SW raid is faster. Unless you are using a board with latest intel
xcale 400-700Mhz processor.

With hw raid you depend of vendors to correct bugs. SW raid are faster,
flexibler, cheaper and easier to patch.

Software is like sex, it's better when it's bug free.

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