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

Xose Vazquez Perez xose at wanadoo.es
Tue Oct 21 19:38:51 CDT 2003


Matt Clark wrote:

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

Maybe someone wants to take a look to *best* comparative out there,
a bit old:

<Symbios_53c876 and Adaptec_7896 SCSI + Linux RAID against ten HW RAID boards>
http://www.linux-magazin.de/Artikel/ausgabe/2000/08/RAIDController/RAID-Controller.html

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

IDE is cheaper but isn't a _real_ solution, it's only a patch :-)

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