If you go SATA RAID, I've had good luck and good speed with RocketRaid 1820 
cards.

P.



On Monday 12 June 2006 14:29, pete wright wrote:
> On 6/12/06, Philip M. Gollucci <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Nikolas Britton wrote:
> > > On 6/12/06, Philip M. Gollucci <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> I've got a dell power edge 600sc. (I realize thats getting old)
> > >> I'm running FreeBSD 6.1-release.
> > >>
> > >> I'm looking for suggestions for a good raid setup
> > >> both controls and disks.  I'd like to use hardware raid and not
> > >> software.
> > >>
> > >> I'm more interested in the performance from raid then the redundancy.
> > >>
> > >> Its mainly if not exclusively going to be used for compilations of
> > >> software ASF software. Ideally, I'd like to NFS mount its disk on my
> > >> desktop over a local gigabit lan.
> > >>
> > >> Any pointers appreciated.
> > >>
> > >> I'm willing spend up to about $1,000.
> > >
> > > How much space do you want?
> >
> > 500GB->1TB is probably way more then I need, but I won't complain.
> >
> > I think 250GB should be good.
>
> I have had good luck with LSI RAID cards (hardware reliability wise).
> You may want to check the archives for fully supported, non-GIANT
> locked cards.  From a performance perspective I would invest in a card
> with ample onboard ram 128megs or greater, and investigate getting a
> BBU unit for the card as well.
>
> -pete
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