[Chester LUG] SATA RAID - Re: Good Morning

Simon Willett simonw at gbitsystems.co.uk
Mon Dec 10 12:11:08 GMT 2007


Yes I have taken your advice on this. As performance is not really an issue
for this server. 

Thanks
Simon

-----Original Message-----
From: chester-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk
[mailto:chester-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk] On Behalf Of Richard Smedley
Sent: 10 December 2007 12:04
To: chester at mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject: RE: [Chester LUG] SATA RAID - Re: Good Morning


On Mon, 2007-12-10 at 10:29 +0000, Simon Willett wrote:
> I have software raid already in the box this new server will be replacing.
I
> presumed that software raid would be slower?!?  

That will only matter if disk speed is a bottleneck that
you cannot code around in your server app.

You can google around for some comparisons. I can't give a 
personal example as I've only done this with SCSI disks,
and the speed difference wasn't an issue for us.

A quick google for advantages produced:
http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/008696.html
http://linux.yyz.us/why-software-raid.html
and a balanced the other way:
http://linux.omnipotent.net/article.php?article_id=10873


 - Richard





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