Anyone have an opinion on the best southbridge for a fast [low cost] file server?
I'm putting together a gigabit fileserver using two striped, RAID 0, Velociraptor drives [backed up to a WD green every N hours].
Originally I planned on using software RAID with an AM3 board to keep costs down since the raptors are still a bit steep, but then I came across this article on Tom's:
If you're using Linux software RAID rather than BIOS RAID, does the southboard really make a differences -- especially for something as simple as two striped drives? Has anyone come across a benchmark comparing ICH10R BIOS RAID to Linux-based software RAID?