hardware raid suggestions
nomadlogic at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 18:29:41 UTC 2006
On 6/12/06, Philip M. Gollucci <pgollucci at p6m7g8.com> wrote:
> Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > On 6/12/06, Philip M. Gollucci <pgollucci at p6m7g8.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I've got a dell power edge 600sc. (I realize thats getting old)
> >> I'm running FreeBSD 6.1-release.
> >> I'm looking for suggestions for a good raid setup
> >> both controls and disks. I'd like to use hardware raid and not software.
> >> I'm more interested in the performance from raid then the redundancy.
> >> Its mainly if not exclusively going to be used for compilations of
> >> software ASF software. Ideally, I'd like to NFS mount its disk on my
> >> desktop over a local gigabit lan.
> >> Any pointers appreciated.
> >> I'm willing spend up to about $1,000.
> > How much space do you want?
> 500GB->1TB is probably way more then I need, but I won't complain.
> I think 250GB should be good.
I have had good luck with LSI RAID cards (hardware reliability wise).
You may want to check the archives for fully supported, non-GIANT
locked cards. From a performance perspective I would invest in a card
with ample onboard ram 128megs or greater, and investigate getting a
BBU unit for the card as well.
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