Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Fri Feb 17 04:11:51 PST 2006

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Foo Ji-Haw
>Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 2:00 AM
>To: bsd; Robert Uzzi
>Cc: Liste FreeBSD
>Subject: Re: SATA Raid
>Do note that cheap SATA raid controllers are in fact 'software' 
>raid cards;
>much of the load is on the cpu rather than the asic.

This does not matter when your just doing mirroring or striping, no
parity calculations.  It only matters with RAID5 which most of the
cheap raid controllers don't do.

With the size of disks today and cost, if your looking primariarly for
reliability, just mirror 2 large disks.


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