SCSI Disk/Controller advice please

Bennett Todd bet at rahul.net
Mon Nov 1 09:33:37 PST 2004


2004-11-01T16:27:16 Jason Gurtz:
> You should definitely go with hardware RAID if you have the extra
> $$. It just makes it so much less problematic when something
> happens and you have to replace a drive, etc...

Opinions vary on that point.

If the thing you have to replace is the raid controller itself, and
if you've had it deployed for enough years (or, these days months:-)
so the model you used is no longer available, it can sometimes get
worrisome trying to get your bits back off the drives.

This got hammered out on Slashdot recently.
<URL:http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/10/30/184256>

-Bennett
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