Is an Intel motherboard RAID better or worse than software RAID?
On Wednesday 15 October 2008 15:13:45 Pintér Tibor wrote:
> > I'm in the process of setting up a new private computer. I've bought one
> > with two drives b/c I wanted to setup a RAID system - RAID1 for
> > important partitions, RAID0 for scratch files maybe.
> > Additionally I would like to use LVM2 --- on my work PC I've grown to
> > like the flexibility of that.
> > The Intel DQ35JO motherboard now supports some kind of mobo based RAID.
> > Is it better to use this HW raid, or to ignore that and use only the
> > linux kernel's software RAID.
> thats not hardware raid, it never was, it never will be.
Rule of thumb:
For any machine you buy to use at home, dump the on-board RAID and use Linux
software raid instead.
Reason: kernel raid works, that on-board crap doesn't
Other reason: real hardware raid costs many times more than that entire
computer you bought for home use
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