[Semibug] RAID 0 or 1 for OpenBSD

Anthony Cascianelli acascianelli at icloud.com
Thu Jul 8 17:24:58 EDT 2021

You want to use RAID 0 for backup?  

IIRC, RAID 0 didn’t do nearly as much for performance as people thought it did. It does do a good job of doubling your chances of data loss and possibly doubling seek latency. 

Anthony Cascianelli

> On Jul 8, 2021, at 3:56 PM, Jonathan Drews <jondrews at fastmail.com> wrote:
> Hi:
> I looked for a RAID 0 or 1 storage solution at CDW
> https://www.cdw.com/. The online tech person said that they don't have
> any RAID arrays for OpenBSD. I then did $ apropos raid, on my OpenBSD
> and looked at the resulting man pages. Some of those controllers seem
> really antiquated.
> I want to use RAID to speed up my backups. Should I just use softraid
> (man -s 4 softraid)? The raid would be connected to my laptop(s) by
> USB. I want to achieve faster backups. My principal laptop has a 2.5
> GHz processor.
> --
> Kind regards,
> Jonathan
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