Intel raid + mdadm or just mdadm, benefits?

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  1. kripz

    kripz Member

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    So mdadm can handle intel raid, is there any benefit on using this?

    IIRC mdadm will put an array in raid1 in read only mode if one drive dies, will this happen when intel is handling some of it?
     
  2. f3n1x

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    Unless you're getting a proper hardware controller with cache and a battery and need the performance of such.


    IMHO, mdadm all the way, i wouldn't involve the bios in it, you'd just be reducing the arrays portability, which is one of mdadm's core features, for no real gain.
     
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    Use just plain mdadm. You can lift and shift the drives then into another chassis with different hardware if required.
     
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    mdadm as the other guys said.

    I tried installing fedora onto my intel motherboard that had onboard RAID capability (I wanted RAID5) but it didn't like it.

    From what I've been told, if you're to do a hardware raid, get a dedicated card.
     

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