From: Jakma, Paul (Paul.Jakma at domain compaq.com)
Date: Mon 04 Oct 1999 - 12:21:42 IST
> I concur..
> Any UNIX is heavily I/O (file) intensive and hence the bottelneck
> will not be (usually) the processor speed. Get the fastest disk
> and controller you can afford.
indeed. a decent scsi controller and disk is money much better spent than
buying a 500MHz+ cpu for an IDE system. Price: well Symbios Logic cards
aren't more than a £100 and beat Adaptec's any day.. scsi disks aren't that
much more than UDMA.
i'd rather have a P2-400 + UW scsi than a P2-600 + udma.
> On that topic, has anyone tried RAID 0 on Linux?
yep. works quite well with the latest RAID patches from ftp.kernel.org.
RAID5 works very well too.
Now if only LVM and RAID could be integrated => RAID5 VG's!! :)
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