What is a good choice of sata-ii raid controller for freebsd?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sun Feb 11 23:10:57 UTC 2007

On Monday 12 February 2007 00:34, Patrick M. Hausen wrote:
> One guy that I happen to know, who was responsible for the database
> backend servers of Germany's biggest web mail provider at the time,
> ran extensive benchmarks. Result: for RAID 1, RAID 0 and RAID 1+0
> there is no difference in "hardware RAID" vs. OS mirroring and
> striping. He used Linux, but I'd bet a huge amount that his
> findings can be transferred to arbitrary current operating systems.

Software RAID won't help you if your primary disk gets an error in, say, the 
second stage loader.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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