View Full Version : [ubuntu] RAID Implementation

April 29th, 2008, 01:36 PM
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.

April 29th, 2008, 03:33 PM
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.

Eddy Gordo from Tekken
May 16th, 2008, 04:52 PM
what was your "bad experience" with Adaptec?

May 16th, 2008, 08:42 PM
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.