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

Matt Clark matt at ymogen.net
Fri Oct 17 02:54:00 CDT 2003


> Linux SW raid + aic79xx(Adaptec Ultra320) + RAM enough + UPS, are cheaper
> and faster than any decent board raid.

Except _all_ the ones with battery backed cache.  For read performance it's all much of a muchness probably.

> IDE bus for RAID is a toy.

Not always a toy... http://www.apple.com/xserve/raid/.  Stunningly better value than almost any other external RAID solution on the
market.

Though yeah, it's using IDE in a rather different way!





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