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Topic # 166188 5-Mar-2015 13:24
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I have a virtualised HP ML110 which runs great with what I need it to apart from disk performance.

Disk performance is slow and bring the whole machine to it's knees when there is any disk activity.

Looking to buy a cheap SATA Raid controller preferably with cache and battery. I am using independant disks at the moment but would like a raid 1 setup in the future for simple fault tolerance on these drives.

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  Reply # 1251636 5-Mar-2015 13:24
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  Reply # 1251681 5-Mar-2015 14:12
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How many drives in your RAID array?
RAID controllers with more than 4 ports are much more expensive.
Look at RocketRAID.



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  Reply # 1251684 5-Mar-2015 14:24
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I have a second hand rocketraid which handles sata raid (I had 4 x SSD in RAID 0 with it getting 1.2GB/s.

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  Reply # 1251753 5-Mar-2015 15:30
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Sideface: How many drives in your RAID array?

2 Drives at the moment, soon to be 4.

I could get away with just the 2 drives, performance is more of an issue than redundancy as there isnt really any critical data stored and have daily backups.

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  Reply # 1251764 5-Mar-2015 16:09
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Depending on what type of slot you have to plug it into you could buy a Dell Perc card

 have one in a spare graphics slot in my home built server.

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  Reply # 1251968 5-Mar-2015 22:37
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Whatever you buy, check it can handle over 2TB drives if it is a bit old. I had some stupid one that wouldnt, so it was fine when i was running 8 2TB's in the external box, but when I wanted to go to bigger ones, it had a fit with the 4kB things and the size of it.


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