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Re: Raid on KuroBox?

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    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 22, 2005
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      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "miggroups"
      <anthony.t.migliore@b...> wrote:
      > Dave,
      >
      > I can access both drives. As soon as I powered up the system with the
      > duel IDE cable, setup the partitions and filesystem for /dev/hdb and
      > mounted the drive. I have them jumpered as master and slave (not
      > cable select). They are identical 40GB drives,
      > salvaged from a pair ReplayTV 5040 drive upgrades. I get identical
      > performace stats from hdparm -t. It appears the hardware is working
      > correctly.
      >
      > I'd like to use a RAID1 configuration to mirror the disks, but can't
      > seem to understand the requirement to build the md.o and raid.o
      > modules. As a fall back, I can alway use a cron script to do a
      > nightly copy from master to slave for redundency. I thought the raid
      > would be a cleaner solution, as long as there are no performance
      > issues.
      >
      > -- Mig
      >
      > P.S.
      > I didn't think the Kuro power supply was up to the task of powering
      > two drives, so I'm using a power brick from a IDE to USB adapter cable
      > like this one http://tinyurl.com/86xug and I'm mounting the extra
      > drive in a quiet external case called "drive-a-way"
      > http://www.nexustek.nl/driveaway.htm (I got the black
      > one to match the KuroBox)
      >
      > I installed the smartmontools package and the disk in the KuroBox
      > (actually the half open KuroBox to allow the IDE cable to run out to
      > the external drive-a-way case) is running at ~ 47 deg C. The drive in
      > the drive-a-way is running ~3 deg C hotter (~50 deg C)
      >
      >
      > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "David" <dlfisher@p...>
      > wrote:
      > > I was wondering if the hardware or the kernel would be able to use
      > > both master and slave id's. I thought it would. Do you have
      > access
      > > to the slave? I want to try this on a linkstation and take the
      > board
      > > and put it in a rackmount. Thanks for letting us know what you've
      > > done. If you get access to the slave, please let us know.
      > >
      > > Dave.
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