question on raid
Posted on 2004-10-26
I have no prior experience with RAID and SCSI devices. Can anyone recommend the necessary devices? I want to start playing around with it. I'm assuming I need at least 3 scsi hard drives, scsi cables, and a raid controller? Now for the questions:
1. Is it better to learn hardware raid or software raid? (read: what is mostly used)?
2. SCSI hard drives can be run WITHOUT using raid right? You just need a SCSI card that interfaces to PCI slot?
3. What is a "perc" controller and why would I need one?
Any other important terms or devices I need to know?