[SATLUG] RAID 5 setup

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 09:30:06 CST 2008

On Jan 19, 2008 7:11 AM, toddwbucy <toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
> In the past couple of weeks I have gotten in my new hard drives and have
> been experimenting with RAID set ups.  I have 4 320 gb hd and 1 200 gb
> hd.  I would like to set up the 4 320 gb hd as a raid 5 and use the 200
> gb hd for a hackintosh set up.  My question is this, given the number
> and size of the drives that I have what would be the most optimal
> set-up?  Keep in mind that the purpose of this machine is media editing
> machine.  As such it will also be the master in render farm set up under
> cinelerra.  I would like to have it set up such that my eventual
> hackintosh set-up will be able to access my media files.
> any guidance would be greatly appreciated

If you are going for performance, use mdadm to create a RAID0 strip
across all your drives.  With four disks, you are going to have killer
performance :-)
Kristian Erik Hermansen
"Know something about everything and everything about something."

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