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From: Simon <turner25@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Software RAID vs "Fake" RAID
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 14:14:47
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Software RAID vs "Fake" RAID by Yahya Mohammad
1 I would recommend software raid. Because it's made by some great
2 folks in the linux community and it is a project in development (so
3 you can get lots of support and updates, though it is very stable and
4 is used in many prod systems).
6 Also the tool 'mdadm' combined with the output of /proc/mdstat gives a
7 very good flexibility and ease of administering the raid.
9 I wouldnt touch fakeraid, and i would only use hardware raid for a
10 serious purpose (ie business) since it costs a lot and efficiency gain
11 can only mean something in a serious project. (I'm using several
12 raids on USB keys, dont laugh!, for my small 4gb EeePC, it raid6 has
13 been working super fine on software linux raid).
15 Simon
17 On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 8:18 AM, Yahya Mohammad <mfyahya@×××××.com> wrote:
18 > Hi list,
19 >
20 > I'm setting up a new desktop machine with RAID 0. The motherboard I
21 > bought supports the so-called "Fake" RAID, which offloads most of the
22 > processing to the system CPU. What are the pros and cons of using this
23 > as opposed to  pure software RAID?
24 >
25 >
29 --
30 When Earth was the only inhabited planet in the Galaxy, it was a
31 primitive place, militarily speaking. The only weapon they had ever
32 invented worth mentioning was a crude and inefficient nuclear-reaction
33 bomb for which they had not even developed the logical defense. -
34 Asimov


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Re: [gentoo-user] Software RAID vs "Fake" RAID Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>