[plug] AMD 64 X2

hooker at iinet.net.au hooker at iinet.net.au
Sat Jan 6 12:38:41 WST 2007

Quoting "Daniel Pearson (Flashware Solutions)" <daniel at flashware.net>:
> I'm looking at building a dedicated web server (the usual LAMP setup) and
> want
> to try and future proof it as much as possible.
> What I've got so far is.. AM2 motherboard (with SATAII 300 RAID onboard), 2x
> 120GB SATA II drives, etc.
> Now.. I'm considering either an X2 3600+ or a 3800+ (single core).
> The question I have, is has anyone ever used the RAID that comes onboard on
> the
> motherboard, and is it easy enough to setup? And.. would there be
> performance
> gains by choosing the dual core, over the single core - and if so, would it
> need
> a custom kernel etc.

Not answering your question, but 18 months ago I wanted a RAID system so I
bought an Adaptec SATA RAID card, and the card has worked very well since. In
fact, the only problem I've had is from Western Power (Synergy or whatever
they're called now) and a crap supply - now fixed with a UPS of course.


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