freebsd-performance Digest, Vol 4, Issue 7

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Jun 18 10:48:02 PDT 2003

agent dero wrote:
> I have been researching RAID and Software RAID online using FreeBSD's 
> availible documents, and I am wondering what the performance of using a 
> simple RAID 1 capable card over a software RAID 1 configuration? Will the 
> software RAID perform well enough that I could just cut costs of a RAID card?

Hardware RAID support can be critical to RAID-5 performance; for RAID-1, the 
difference between software and hardware probably won't be noticable.

[ Yes, this is a generalization that will be false in some circumstances. ]


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