Subject: Re: Raid/System setup recommendations
To: None <>
From: Andrew Doran <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/01/2001 21:50:39
Thomas Michael Wanka <> wrote:

> I recently bought a cheap 7 disc UW case with 7 4,5GB drives. Is it 
> reasonable to get a cheap DPT Raid controller or should I prefer 
> softwareraid?

Cheap? DPT boards are expensive, unless you pick up an old one up on eBay...

> Should I expect performance advantages of either 
> solution and would a cache on the controller be of any good and

Yes; the difference with cache is noticable. The higher end DPT boards will
take between 16 - 256MB.