RAID Cards

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Fri Jul 1 17:07:51 GMT 2005

On Jul 1, 2005, at 3:19 AM, Peter Jeremy wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-Jun-30 17:18:15 -0400, Simon wrote:
>> It's not only CPU factor, I don't trust software RAID.
> I suspect you don't have a choice.  Either the RAID is done in the  
> kernel
> on your host system or the RAID is done in the the firmware on your  
> card.  In either case, it's software.

Sure, everything in the end is SW anymore, at least at a controlling  
level.  But it does not involve the OS and can have special HW  
circuits used to perform certain functions much faster.  It reduces  
the strain on the OS.


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