[Samba] Low cost additional storage on a Samba server

Michal Dobroczynski michal.dobroczynski at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 15:31:51 GMT 2009

Hello John,
Thanks for answer. I did not expect that you will mention a board that
I have in my home computer :)


2009/4/28 John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Michal Dobroczynski
> <michal.dobroczynski at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I can only confirm - yes - _use_ linux soft raid... do not believe all
>> these "smart RAID5 hw cards" :)
>> Regarding the machines "bought in 2008" - can you please tell me if
>> you have a separate controller (I am interested in brand/model) for
>> the drives or you are using onboard chip?
> I am using ASUS M2N (AMD systems) and ASUS P5Q Pro (Intel systems)
> desktop boards with the onboard 6 to 8 SATA ports. To achieve good
> write performance I keep the default 64K chunks and tune the stripe
> cache size
> echo 2048 > /sys/block/md1/md/stripe_cache_size
> echo 2048 > /sys/block/md3/md/stripe_cache_size
> John

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