Thanks for the reply Chuck however I think you misunderstood me. Or perhaps I didn't make myself clear.
I have two 80GB WD Special Edition drives. I am Mirroring them together. When I mention having things on seperate drives I was refering to my SQL databases and web pages and such each on thier own drives (money permitting also raided to other drives.) But no right now I am looking at installing everything on one drive. I have actually already done it wil no problems so far. The system is using the ro0 driver and I think I am good to go. I wasn't sure if there were optimizations I should be aware of or utilities or anything. This is my first drive set ever. So I am looking for any tips. The block sizes question seems to only apply to a striped drives. It was a seperate question and even a seperate thought all together. Thank you, Joshua Lewis Chuck Swiger > Joshua Lewis wrote: >> I am looking to make a RAID MIRROR using my built in HPT374 raid >> controller on my ABIT AT7-MAX motherboard. I will be installing the OS, >> MySQL, BIND9, POSTFIX2, APACHE2, PHP4, and MONO. >> >> I realize I should use separate drives. I will when I have the money. >> >> So my questions are: >> >> one is there anything special I should keep in mind (like drivers that >> support this chip and so on) and two when I was creating the array in >> the >> BIOS utility it asked what block size I would like to use. > > Using RAID-1 mirroring of two partitions on a single drive doesn't make a > lot > of sense: it will greatly slow down performance without gaining any real > improvement to reliability. > > What blocksize you should use depends somewhat upon the files you use, and > is > best determined by benchmarking your expected load using the data you > have; > that said, normally a small blocksize will work fine if you have lots of > small > files. > > -- > -Chuck > > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"