> On Monday 26 January 2004 04:32, Rick Moen wrote:
>> Quoting John Allen (john.allen at dublinux.net):
>>> Anyone using a HighPoint RocketRaid 454, especially with Mandrake
>> That doesn't mean that Linux will be able to see HighPoint's
>> proprietary software-RAID volumes on attached hard drives. Absent
>> I installed the proprietary Highpoint drivers, and the system hangs
> shortly after either formatting, or writing to the array.
>>> extraordinary cooperation from HighPoint with the open-source
>> community (which seems unlikely) or your use of HighPoint-provided
>> proprietary drivers in your kernel, you'll likely have to use the
>> attached drives as plain ol' disk devices. The silver lining in
>> that is that Linux's own software RAID (md driver) is almost
>> certainly much better, anyway.
Linux software raid is very fast, so why not use that instead? I did exactly
that yesterday. Installed fedora and decided to make a root mirror on 2x 9GB
ultra2 drives. Very very fast. Much do some benchmarking.
I previously had mdk9.2 on one of those scsi drives and it was slower, wish
I'd benchmarked it now.
I've setup a RAID 1 with IDE, it is a lot slower than SCSI but not that bad.
Rebuild takes an age and uses more CPU than on SCSI based systems.
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