Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Chris, Apr 21, 2008.
To what end?
I'd say 5 without knowing your needs.
when balancing cost/speed/redundancy I'd say RAID5 is probably what you'll want.
but knowing more about your intentions would help.
basically a cheap PC based NAS
probably running FreeNAS or Server 2003 if I can get it from work
not that shitty software-junk
yeah, I would
I dont think that board supports 5, but thats what cards are for
If you switch to a mobo that supports PCI-X I will sell you this:
MegaRAID SAS 8208XLP
I'd probably do it for $120 shipped. I got it from a testing center and they shrink wrap sealed it to be just like new (I opened it before realizing it was the wrong one). It would have all cables and install CD (I think, I'd have to double check to see). The software is available from www.lis.com anyway though. I never used/tested it since I needed a PCI-Express and they sent this one on accident.
Since I never tested it, if there was a problem with it and you just sent it back I would refund your money. I really doubt there would be a problem with it since they just run tests with them one time and set em aside.
Of course the mobo switch would make your purchase cost a little more..
But back to the topic at hand... RAID-3,-5, or -6 would all work for you. Probably go with 5 unless you can afford a card with 6. Running a hot-spare drive isn't a bad idea either.