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Old 06-25-2005, 07:36 PM   #1
branboom
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raid/controller card suggestions


ok, i have a slack 10 software raid used for a samba share but i whant to add more hds to the raid or a second raid if that is not possible.

i am looking for any suggestions on a card brand/model that has support by/for slack10.
i do not know much about the raid/controller card market so any suggestions would be great or any alternet paths.

so in short, suggestions for adding more harddrives to a computer while keeping the data that is stored on exesting drives and also making is so that the drives show up in as few mount points as possible eg: jbod, raid 0.

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Old 06-27-2005, 04:21 AM   #2
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Are you going with hardware-based raid or software-based raid?
Are you going with SCSI hard drives, or IDE hard drives?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 07:39 PM   #3
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sorry,
i am currently running 4 ide drives and would like to keep useing ide, or possibly sata as the controller cards seem quite a bit cheaper and the drives are almost the same price,

Currently have a software raid and have had no problems with it at all so if its cheaper to go with out hardware raid thats great.
 
Old 06-28-2005, 08:09 PM   #4
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I use the promise/maxtor IDE cards. Currently raid5 w/ 6 disks.
you can use raidhotadd to add more drives
 
Old 06-28-2005, 08:29 PM   #5
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do you know if the promise cards need "drives" or do they work at a "bios level"?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 01:32 PM   #6
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The promise cards I use are for linux software raid. The fasttrax series are hardware raid I think
 
  


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