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Thread: RAID Implementation

  1. #1
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    RAID Implementation

    Hello everyone,

    I am going to be attempting to use either RAID 5 or 10 on an Ubuntu server that's main purpose is to run postfix with Mailscanner, basically a SPAM Filter. My questions to anyone with experience with Ubuntu Server and RAID is, what SATA Card would you recommend that would support at least 4-5 hard drives? I looked at the lists on the forum with hardware that works and doesn't work but I couldn't seem to find much on what people recommend. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: RAID Implementation

    If you go for hardware RAID any SATA Areca card is a great solution. I have bad experience with Adaptec. If you want hardware raid, make sure you buy a _real_ hardware raid solution. A lot of cheap cards are software raid in disguise and have a need for binary only modules. If you don't want to cash out for real HW raid, you'd better go with software raid.

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    Re: RAID Implementation

    what was your "bad experience" with Adaptec?

  4. #4

    Re: RAID Implementation

    i have nothing bad to say about Hardware RAID cards, because my experience is that i do not need one.

    if you have not considered or do not know the option, there is also a thing like Linux software RAID.

    if you have a good RAID card you can be very happy with it and its a good choice, if you don't have a good one you are in big problems, there is no way in between.

    with Linux RAID you always know what you get.

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