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RE: IDE controller card and Fedora Core 3




> Having said that however, RAID *IS* a great way to squeeze performace
> out of older hardware for file storage and sharing purposes.
> Distributing reads/writes through a raid controller enables utilization
> of that maximum bandwidth, which would not otherwise be possible through
> a single drive - even newer drives.

It was suggested in an earlier message in this thread that a RAID controller
has the added advantage that a dead/dying drive is not going take other
drives with it. On an IDE controller, it was suggested, a dead master can
kill a perfectly ok slave drive on the same controller. Can that be
substantiated, or should this be considered some kind of folklore?

- peter


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