[Beowulf] Software Raid
sean at duke.edu
Thu Dec 15 06:15:44 PST 2005
Chris Samuel wrote:
> On Thursday 15 December 2005 01:29, Sean Dilda wrote:
>>However, as I understand it, most hardware raid is handled by firmware on
>>the hardware. And even if it isn't, the chips that do the work are of
>>relatively new design.
> Not necessarily true, often the "consumer end" ATA RAID cards are really
> fakeraid, where some portion of the work is offloaded to the driver to do.
> Kind of like the endless pain that is winmodems.
I'm aware of those. I think we can safely say that those are not
Hardware RAID :) They're just software raid which requires special
hardware, which means its the worse of all the options.
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