Basic IDE - disk per channel performance

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
Mon Nov 13 18:55:05 MST 2006

Blake Barnett wrote:
> In my experience (albeit focused purely on server hardware) there are so
> many downsides to doing IDE RAID that it doesn't even make sense to use
> it.  I suppose if you're trying to find the absolute cheapest solution
> then it's viable, but then you'd be forced to ask yourself; "How much do
> I value this data?" and "Why not just use software RAID and/or
> rsync-type backups?".

What are these "many downsides" to IDE RAID that you refer to? (other
than it doesn't compare performance wise to hardware RAID)  For a cheap
home file server, it seams to make sense...

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