Subject: Re: PCI Raid controllers
To: Mark Randelhoff <>
From: Chuck Swiger <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/15/2004 13:55:55
Mark Randelhoff wrote:
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> The expected data rates are quite low. It would be a predominantly write 
> system at perhaps 3M bytes a second (lets say worst case 5M a second) 
> with the occasional requirement to read - perhaps 1M a second while the 
> writing continues. I am not presently using a PCI-X motherboard but it 
> is likely that we will move in that direction by the end of the year.

Please be aware that RAID-5 is best suited for read-only and read-mostly 
volumes.  RAID-5 is not well-suited for write-mostly volumes, although your 
expected transaction rates seem to be low enough that you ought to be OK.

RAID-10 might be a better choice.