On 7/13/09 3:23 PM, "Maxim Khitrov" <mkhit...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Richard Mahlerwein<mahle...@yahoo.com> wrote: > >> I guess the last question I'll ask (as any more may uncover my ignorance) is >> if you need to use hardware RAID at all? It seems both UFS2 and ZFS can do >> software RAID which seems to be quite reasonable with respect to performance >> and in many ways seems to be more robust since it is a bit more portable (no >> specialized hardware). > > I've thought about this one a lot. In my case, the hard drives are in > a separate enclosure from the server and the two had to be connected > via SAS cables. The 9690SA-8E card was the best choice I could find > for accessing an external SAS enclosure with support for 8 drives. > > I could configure it in JBOD mode and then use software to create a > RAID array. In fact, I will likely do this to compare performance of a > hardware vs. software RAID5 solution. if you do, please share any insights that come of it here. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"