On Thu, May 05, 2005 at 02:12:13PM +0100, Philip Trickett (List) wrote:
> Is the new Nvidia Nforce 4 RAID controller in the same class as the
> rocketraid products, i.e. no real RAID logic, just presents itself that
> way to the OS? ALl the reviews I have read of the chipset have been
> windows based.
Nvidia stuff is proprietary junk for game addicts, not for people who
want a reliable server machine. I would advise staying away from that
crud unless you want to play Doom 3 under Windows XP all day long :)
> Just wondering, as a Shuttle SN25P would make a nice small server, with
> (probably) software RAID:
Why not get an EPIA box if you want something small? VIA C3 have
very impressive crypto units on die these days which speed up VPN,
HTTPS etc greatly. And less heat means less fans which means less
moving parts that wear out.
For a little server doing only a terrabyte or so of RAID 5 they work
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