Why not run host-based RAID5 (if your mobo has an ICH9R)?
Originally Posted by Sora1421
by host based...what do you mean. Well first off the mobo I will have in my file server will only be a G31 with an ICHR7 which doesnt support RAID. I was under the impression there was hardware RAID from a raid controller which is expensive, fakeraid like I use RAID 0 on my gaming desktop, and then software RAID where the CPU processes everything (similar to fakeraid) except it's faster and more stable.
Am I wrong?
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
In theory, host-based RAID should be faster since there are less layers and more direct access to resources. However, RAID performance in Linux can be quirky. I believe you found that even discrete RAID controllers do not perform as well.