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Re: best arrangement of 3 disks for (insert) performance

From: Rod Taylor <rbt(at)rbt(dot)ca>
To: rj(at)last(dot)fm
Cc: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)libertyrms(dot)info>,Postgresql Performance <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: best arrangement of 3 disks for (insert) performance
Date: 2003-09-12 22:11:15
Message-ID: 1063404674.66070.1.camel@jester (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 2003-09-12 at 12:55, Richard Jones wrote:
> The machine is coming from dell, and i have the option of a 
> PERC 3/SC RAID Controller (32MB)
> or software raid.
> 
> does anyone have any experience of this controller? 
> its an additional £345 for this controller, i'd be interested to know what 
> people think - my other option is to buy the raid controller separately, 
> which appeals to me but i wouldnt know what to look for in a raid controller.

Hardware raid with the write cache, and sell a CPU if necessary to buy
it (don't sell the ram though!).

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