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    Exclamation Asus P5E3 Deluxe w/ Raid 5 (or 0+1?)

    Hello all,

    First off thank you all for your help. Second, I will apologize for any comments that I make that are beyond noob.

    Here's the situation that brought me here; I have a PC that over the past year has been built, rebuilt, and done again. This was due to hard drive failures, Vista installs gone bad and many other things so here I am. Now with a new plan and never having used a Linux install in years I am really overwhelmed.

    Here's the plan; Setup hardware Raid 5 (or 0+1 if you can show me how) over four 1Tb WD Caviar Green drives. On a separate 1Tb Seagate Barracuda outside the array to install Ubuntu Desktop. After ALL this is accomplished then I will run VMWare Server II where the bulk of my actual development/programming, etc will be done.

    My question is this... I can't find a Raid control for Ubuntu associated to my MB, and should I look into the option of installing Raid 0+1 over 5? If so, how in the world do I go about this. Thanks all! PC specs are below...


    Motherboard: P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP@n
    Processor: Intell Pentium 2.66 Quad
    Ram: 4 x Corsair 1024Mb 133MHz 9-9-9-24
    Harddrive(s): 4 x WD Caviar Green 1Tb
    1 x Seagate Barracuda 1Tb
    Monitor: HP LP3065 (HP 30in HDMI/DVI in)
    Sound Card: On board
    Graphics Card: Asus EAH3870X2/G/3DHTI/1G
    Nic: Killer Nic M1
    Power Supply: Antec 850
    Other: Manhattan All-In One card reader
    TV Wonder 650 Combo PCIE Tuner Card (unused)
    Waccom Tablet 6x8
    ThermalTake Dual X Drive bay
    Logtech 5.1 Stereo
    Logtech Bluetooth mouse + cradle
    Logtech Usb Keyboard (run thru usb to Cat5 converter)
    Belkin Usb 7 port hub
    Last edited by wi11iamedward; December 17th, 2009 at 06:12 AM.

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