Software/Hardware RAID

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asked Dec 28, 2013 in General by Maria (1,020 points)
Hello all
What is the difference between Software and Hardware RAID? What would be best used for CentOS?
I am using Hardware RAID and would like to know more about Software RAID? Note I am also using MySQL and Apache
Thanx

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answered Dec 28, 2013 by expert (14,380 points)
Check this for a complete comparison between Software RAID and Hardware RAID
https://www.centos.org/docs/4/html/rhel-sag-en-4/s1-raid-approaches.html
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answered Dec 28, 2013 by TopNet (10,360 points)
I think HardWare Raid is more reliable and has better performance. Also software RAID increases CPU utilization.
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