1.0 GB/s Using Linux Software RAID

June 26, 2009 Category: Uncategorized

I filled the Norco case with hardware. It is now up and running, based on Debian Linux (Lenny).

I immediately performed some initial tests with software RAID 0. The results are just astounding.

debian:~# dd if=/dev/md0 of=/dev/null bs=1M count=50000

50000+0 records in

50000+0 records out

52428800000 bytes (52 GB) copied, 50.9222 s, 1.0 GB/s

This is correct. 1 Gigabyte per second using 10 Samsung Spinpoint F1's connected to the motherboard (4) and to the Highpoint Rocketraid 2340 (6).