hardware for home use large storage

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Feb 16 00:24:16 UTC 2010

On Tue, 16 Feb 2010, Steve Polyack wrote:
> I'm not sure about that particular card, but we've never seen that
> great of performance out of the LSI MegaRAID cards that ship with
> Dell servers as the PERC.  The newest incarnations are better, but I
> would try to get an Areca.  The ones we have tested have displayed
> fantastic
> performance.  They are fairly expensive in comparison, though.  If
> you're using ZFS in place of the RAID on the LSI MegaRAID, I'd
> instead recommend other simpler SAS cards which are known to have
> good driver support.

Why even bother with the LSI card at all?
That board already has 6 SATA slots - depends how many disks you want to 
use of course. (5 HDs + 1 DVD drive?)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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