Linux Poor Mans Raid

Installation is simple. I mounted the device in a SCSI Pci adapter.  Cabled my 3 1TB drives into the device and connected the device to my onboard sata controller. On rebooting all the drives on the device were shown. The device then needed to be reconfigured into Raid 5 mode by pressing the reset button. Resrating the machine, switch the mode to Raid 5 and pressing the reset button again ( 5 secs ). On restarting the individual drives had disappeared and a single device was shown /dev/sda.

The performance metrics were satisfactory with hdparm -t and dd giving read/write rates of about 165MB/s both ways.

I have not explored the management options for the raid yet. eg device failure etc. But will update these pages when I have.

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