Linked by Roberto J. Dohnert on Mon 6th Oct 2003 01:36 UTC
Multimedia, AV In the past in order to make good home movies one needed either a Mac or a Windows PC. There were no good video editors for Linux in the past. Today with Jahshaka and Main Actor the things that could only be done on a Mac or a Wintel machine can now be done on a Lintel machine as well.
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Thanks for the Info Clay
by Mr. Banned on Mon 6th Oct 2003 16:03 UTC

The "driver" is actually a windows utility that emulates the RAID functions. If you want real RAID on Linux, SATA or otherwise, go with a 3ware card.

I understand this, but I also don't see why Linux couldn't emulate the same functionality and allow me access to the drives. Seeing as Canterwood chipsets are selling so well these days, I'd think that this would be a priority for someone, but evidently not. 8(

what's your thoughts on Linux software-based RAID?

By the way, I hope dangerous RAID-0 is in terms of data integrity. But, then again, some people like living on the edge and RAID-0 does provide a moderate sustain transfer rate boost when doing video editing.

Yeah, I only keep my OS, program installs and "scratch space" on the Raid 0 drives just for that reason. Raid 0's performance is fairly impressive, but the fact that if one drive flakes, I lose the data on both has always kept me from utilizing it for more permanent storage.

I've planned my setup with the thought of "what if", thus my data's still kept on plain ol' IDE drives. If my Raid setup dies, the worst I'll have to do is reload the OS and program installs. Good point for newbies though! Store your data on slower, more reliable drivespace, and use Raid 0 for your work area and non-critical files!

I do agree with you about the ATI driver situation, though. I hear very good drivers will be out in 2 week's time.

That is really good news, but I have to admit that I'll believe it when it's running on my box. You can currently use the FireGl drivers for the 9600, and while I've had some success in using these, it's always been without 2-d or 3-d accelleration, and without both monitors running independantly (ie, without the same desktop being mirrored on each monitor).