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From: Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Intel SRT + SSD + SATA
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:01:12
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Intel SRT + SSD + SATA by Mick
1 On 25/06/2013 21:10, Mick wrote:
2 > Hi All,
3 >
4 > I am considering my options for a new rig destined to last a few years and one
5 > of the Dell machines on offer has this Intel SRT fake-raid feature, which
6 > after some cursory googling, I am not entirely sure will work with Linux.
8 bah, that fake-raid. Just discard it completely, it's a way for windows
9 uses who don't have lvm-awesomeness to have big drives and not have to
10 do anything to get it.
12 Just use lvm and/or software raid to do the job right. You will not
13 regret using the appropriate tool for the job like this.
15 >
16 > Have you any experience with this and perhaps know if a Linux driver is being
17 > developed?
19 See above. REAL hardware raid that out-performs Linux software tools is
20 very expensive. If you need that and have the budget, well then good.
21 Otherwise, that Dell stuff is motherboard bloat
23 >
24 > As a side issue, I am not sure whether to fork out for an i7 Haswell, or go
25 > for good ol' AMD FX-8350 ...
26 >
27 > Is the single thread i7 superiority going to trump AMDs 8 real cores for web
28 > development, image editing and browsing activities?
30 Your cell phone will cope with that work load just fine
32 Don't stress about it, your question is on the order of magnitude of
33 wondering if 5 horses or 4 camels are better for carrying one paper bag
34 of groceries home from the supermarket. The truth is, the basket in
35 front of granny's bicycle is perfectly adequate, and probably faster too
38 --
39 Alan McKinnon
40 alan.mckinnon@×××××.com


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Intel SRT + SSD + SATA Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Intel SRT + SSD + SATA William Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>