AW: [nslu2-general] External Harddisk enclosure w/ RAID 5 ?
>If it is possible, then I can imagine that it will be a great pain to use. I
> > At least it is
> > the most cost-efficient solution with Raid5 that I could
> find (apart
> > from building a low-end Raid-PC just for that purpose).
> What about using 3 USB-discs, an USB-Hub and doing
> Software-RAID? I think I read that this is possible with openslug.
> -- Jochen
had a setup with an unslung Slug and two disks in a Software Raid1
configuration, this worked, but the time it took to rebuild the array in
case of a failure was just too much.
And in the case of Software-Raid5, there is additional load on the processor
(parity calculations, XOR), so I guess the little Slug would just go down
performancewise. Add the performance penalty when using two of the three
drives on a hub to imagine that it just doesn't make much sense.
If anybody has tried such a setup, I'd be glad to hear about it anyway of