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.

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