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    Re: Help with RAID setup

    Quote Originally Posted by rubylaser View Post
    The filesystem doesn't negate the benefit of hardware RAID. In the case of ZFS, the hardware RAID card prevents some ZFS's features from working. Here are a few from Wikipedia.
    Holy cow. That sounds like a major uh.... hitch... if you want to use a hardware RAID card with ZFS.

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    Re: Help with RAID setup

    ext4 works fine, use it, compatible with all raid cards and arrays

    most uppity raid cards have a bios to work with too
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    Re: Help with RAID setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Vegan View Post
    ext4 works fine, use it, compatible with all raid cards and arrays

    most uppity raid cards have a bios to work with too
    Very true, but the OP was talking about using NAS4Free, which uses ZFS by default, so I was just alerting him of the potential shortcomings.

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    Re: Help with RAID setup

    Quote Originally Posted by rubylaser View Post
    Very true, but the OP was talking about using NAS4Free, which uses ZFS by default, so I was just alerting him of the potential shortcomings.
    You're correct sir. And I'm aware of the hardware RAID problem. My 1st option before deciding RAID6 is to use JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) mode and then let ZFS (in RAIZ2 mode) do its thing. RAIDZ2 can be perform faster than RAID6 based on my readings.
    But it seems that my current card doesn't support JBOD so I decided to use RAID6. Then again the NAS4Free server isn't deployed yet, and I think I'll wait for another server which we also ordered. I believe it can support JBOD and I'll swap their RAID controllers.
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