Harware vs. Software RAID (WAS: Re: [nycbug-talk] Fwd: Adaptec AAC raid support)

Dan Langille dan
Mon Mar 21 16:12:04 EST 2005

On 21 Mar 2005 at 16:09, Jay Savage wrote:

> On IDE/ATA, you need one controller per disk or quickly run out of
> bandwidth.  So your RAID is effectively limited to the number of PCI
> slots in your box. 

Before someone else mentions it, one can buy an IDE card with 
multiple controllers, and plug it into one PCI slot.

I'm a fan of hardware RAID now.
Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/
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