Hardware vs software raid

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Thu Oct 20 08:11:25 UTC 2011

Diego Xirinachs wrote:
> 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 much prefer software raid. The mild performance benefit of hardware
raid is outweighed by the hassle benefit of software raid - it's so
much easier to swap out failed hardware, and you're more guaranteed to
get it doing what you want it to do, since md is something of a
standard. I also prefer to trust as few opaque black boxes with my data
as possible :)


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