Doubtful, though I have heard that there are some rare special> I have a box with DPT PM2044 SmartCacheIV UW-SCSI PCI cards which can do
> RAID-5 in hardware, but I'd have to use the DOS volume manager to set up
> the array. I have heard reports that vinum woudl be faster than using the
> native card. Is this true?
cirstances where software raid can be faster. Given your hardware, you
will probably not experience those conditions.
Use the hardware RAID, especially if you are going to use a simple RAID> Should I not bother with doing the hardware
> and just go with vinum?
configuration (like one big RAID-5 virtual disk). Just make sure you have
some way of figuring out if one of the disks goes bad. Worst case you
could boot off a DOS floppy once in a while to make sure all the disks are
--> The rest of the system is a k6-2 400mhz with 256mb ram (amount might
> I will also have moderate network i/o on the pci bus (obviously).