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Re: Installer login broken (ncurse?)

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 03:15:04 +0800

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Jasse Jansson wrote:

> On Mar 22, 2005, at 5:34 AM, Bill Hacker wrote:

>> cost of RAID, so why not?
> Quite an overkill for home use, backups is enough for me.

Well 'home use' for some folks is trading equities, managing
property and bank accounts, often stuff more dear than the
employer's data, and with no time or helpful staff to do
the backups the office might get.

RAID1 - initially on 10 MB drives - has saved my
butt countless times.

> My LSI 21320R is just a SCSI HBA, and not even
> especially expensive. Quite a bit cheaper than an
> Adaptec 320 HBA.
> The sophisticated controller you are refering to is
> probably LSI's MegaRAID. Mine doesn't have battery
> backupped RAM as the MegaRAID's have.
MegaRaid and AcceleRAID are primarily OEM'ed, often
'remaindered' as brand-new but obsolete (and by no
means useless!) in major-vendor brown boxes for
very attractive prices - around US$ 70-100 for a
170-LP U160 single-channel RAID.

Two to four drives won't strain that at all.
It theoretically handles 256 devices using LUN x ID.
Very different animal from a single-channel SATA ;-)

>> Independent controllers and PCI slots will help more
>> than the alleged speedup by itself.
> Well, I have Solaris on the first drive,

On x86 / K7? Forget what I said about speed ;-)

> and now DFly
> on the second drive so the speed is enough for me.

DragonFly, OTOH, will.

Fly.  Not 'Drag On'.
. .as we have..

Bill Ends...


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