Hardware vs software raid

Soren Hansen soren at linux2go.dk
Thu Oct 20 07:49:39 UTC 2011

2011/10/20 Diego Xirinachs <dxiri343 at gmail.com>:
> I decided to get a dell r310 but I dont know if I should get the hardware
> raid or just configure software raid on the server.
> I have been reading about this but still I am undecided.
> What do you think?

I never use hardware raid. If performance is a major concern, I might
get a decent controller (which may or may not do RAID) to offload some
of the processing there, but I'd use software RAID nonetheless. If the
RAID controller dies, I don't want to be forced to go out and buy an
identical one in order to be able to access my data. Besides, this is
2011. Servers have multiple cores, each running at several GHz. I
doubt the extra processing required to do software RAID is going to be

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