state of ide raid
mike at sentex.net
Mon Jun 16 10:44:41 PDT 2003
The 3ware cards work quite well for this. ~ $120 USD for the 2 port
version. During rebuilds the server is still available and you can control
for the most part how fast or slow the rebuild process works. Its not very
granular, but it does afford some control. Its essentially radio buttons
that look like
Faster I/O * * * * * Faster Rebuild
Give them a try, I think you will like them.
At 01:31 PM 16/06/2003 -0400, Michael R. Wayne wrote:
>We've been messing with some of the IDE RAID controllers without
>a lot of success. All we care about is RAID 1 on a single disk
>(basically to get high availablity on simple servers).
>Our tests with Highpoint controllers indicate that the system
>becomes essentially unavailable during rebuild. We'd like to find
>an IDE RAID solution that did not suffer from this problem since
>the only reason we want the RAID is to increase uptime, not reduce
>Almost seems like the right answer would be a device that went
>between the controller and 2 drives to mirror the data. This would
>mean no O/S support (or knowledge) is required. But the only ones
>I've found do not support current high capacity, high speed drives.
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