RAID Cards

Danny Howard dannyman at
Thu Jun 30 20:10:01 GMT 2005

Bob Bomar wrote:

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> I am looking to build a new file server.  I have used
> Promise cards exclusivly in the past, but I am looking
> at Highpoint cards for this machine.  Anybody have any
> opinions on RAID cards? 

My 2c: RAID cards suck, because they are difficult to monitor consistently.

For a lot of my systems, I've been deploying gmirror, which can mirror a 
pair of drives, even at the system level.  Works great, easy to monitor 
through standard tools, no firmware / driver / kernel version / userland 
conflicts and generally better performance.



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