To "hardware" RAID 5 or software RAID 5

Ubence Quevedo r0d3nt at
Sun Dec 3 01:09:46 UTC 2006

Hi Everyone,

I am redoing my system and have three 250GB hard drives that I was  
going to try and setup a raid 5 configuration with.  My motherboard  
is a ASUS K8N4E-Deluxe with both nforce raid and silicon image raid.   
My question is, would it be best to go with either of the "hardware"  
raid solutions [I know it isn't truly hardware raid], or should I use  
Fedora's built in software raid for what I want to accomplish.  I  
can't afford an LSI or 3Ware raid card, or else I wouldn't be posting  
this question.

Has anyone had any problems/horror stories with these particular  
hardware raid solutions I have mentioned?  On the other hand, has  
anyone had any particularly bad experience with the Fedora software  

I haven't had a chance to look through the mailing list to see if  
anyone has asked a similar question, so please don't flame me!

Thanx, and I look forward to your responses!


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