drive optimisation

From: Alastair Waddell <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 13:10:58 +1100 (EST)

I'd like to hear of experiences people have of drive configurations. Let
say that this is for the garden variety Linux box with 128MB RAM and a
P200 processor. Controller is Adaptec Ultrawide.

I currently have one machine configured with 2*GB (Quantum XP34550W)
drives. I need to add a 4 meg drive so will partition this to match the
size of the existing drives making 4 equal partitions for squid.

Next step will no doubt be the addition of a 9GB drive for which I will
probably build a RAID0 (md) drive out of the 3 old drives of 8GB total
size giving me 2 8GB drives.

My question:
- Is this a sensible/optimal upgrade path?
- Should I really be adding another controller, if not now, then at least
  when I put the 9GB or whatever in later?

Also, what are people's views on the Ultra versus the UW controller - the
Ultras are a lot cheaper.

General comments appreciated.

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