[Beowulf] Software Raid

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Dec 14 19:07:22 EST 2005


On Thursday 15 December 2005 01:29, Sean Dilda wrote:

> However, as I understand it, most hardware raid is handled by firmware on
> the hardware.  And even if it isn't, the chips that do the work are of
> relatively new design. 

Not necessarily true, often the "consumer end" ATA RAID cards are really 
fakeraid, where some portion of the work is offloaded to the driver to do.  
Kind of like the endless pain that is winmodems.

See the following for more details:

http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Hardware/sata.html#fakeraid

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