[clug] Hardware Assisted RAID (RAID through BIOS/Chipset RAID)

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Tue Oct 9 22:51:19 MDT 2012


Much more succinct than my reply, too.

I missed the obvious Andrew has pointed out:
 you need a recovery system when the BIOS is fried.

In 3-4 years, will you be able to get a motherboard with that chipset?
If not, All Your Data Are Belong to... Nobody. It's just rust.

Andrew Janke wrote on 10/10/12 3:17 PM:
> Hi David,
> On 10 October 2012 13:42, David Pisk <ykds4795 at tpg.com.au> wrote:
>> I have done some research, and it
>> appears that BIOS RAID is superior to operating system RAID.
> Can't say I agree. If anything the opposite.  Certainly SW linux raid
> is faster (on any reasonable hardware setup) than any "BIOS raid" I
> have seen.  The major advantage of SW raid is that when your BIOS raid
> dies you are stuffed unless you can find the same motherboard or a
> compatible version.
> With SW raid, any linux machine will do for recovery.
> a

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