Comments on: Dear Lazyweb- RAID/LVM Crossroads Decision Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:04:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mike Hanson Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:05:08 +0000 If its not too late... Keep it simple. If storage is an issue just go with a bigger main HD. Use the modular bay for the DVD/RW. You have far more functionality that way. Then if you are so compelled, get an enclosure for the other 2.5 HD and connect it by USB if need be, for backups etc...

I would however go ahead and at least do an encrypted volume on the main HD just for privacy sake.



By: Blaque Thu, 28 Aug 2008 20:51:06 +0000 Hi,

I don't really know what you're looking for, if it's just plain performance with the RAID0 or something else, but have a look at mhddfs.

By: jimcooncat Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:26:22 +0000 Gee, Aaron, 100 GB ought to be enough for anybody (tm)!

With RAID 0, if one of your drives craps out, you've lost your data. You'll be trading lifespan for performance, and depending on your machine you might not get much gain for the trouble.

If you're doing a lot of audio and video format conversion, you may want one drive to hold your "input" files, and the other one to "output" to.

You could also use the modular bay drive for archiving your presentations. rsnapshot is a nice system.

You could use use a usb drive lots of time you'd normally burn disks for. But yeah, I'd keep the bay modular and your flexibility high. You might want to pop a DVD in on some lonely hotel room night.

By: Matt Deaton Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:18:04 +0000 I would use the hard drives the way you outlined, and buy an external 3.5 drive case and DVD-RW or just an external DVD-RW for the few times I might need it. Just toss in your bag and it's there if needed, Then you have your 300GB of SATA encrypted LVM RAID-0 goodness.

By: Sam Rowe Thu, 28 Aug 2008 18:58:24 +0000 I'm confused about the word RAID in your post... if you're going to use RAID0, why not just have a 2 PV volume group and skip the RAID step?