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Raid 5 question

  • NAS / RAID
  • Computer
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
November 24, 2009 5:31:29 PM

Hey guys, I want to make a raid 5 storage server from an old P4 2GHz 512mb ddr computer that is sitting in my parts closet. I am planning to use 4 1.5TB hard drives and a rosewill 4 port pci sata II raid card. I have 1 Desktop and 2 Laptops on my network. The Desktop is going to be the computer acessing/storing files large files the most, while the other 2 Laptops maybe every once and a while will store a text document or a mp3. Is my old P4 going to be able to handle the load from running this raid 5 setup? and if this old P4 will be able to run my raid 5 setup ok, should I buy a 10/100/1000 ethernet card, because the onbaord card is only 10/100.

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a b G Storage
November 25, 2009 1:50:11 AM

The P4 isn't enough for handle the RAID5, and for the LAN you need a 10/10/1000 ethernet card.