Since 4 channel RAID is so expensive I'd plan to buy 2 channel RAID instead , can I run 4 IDE devices on 2 channel RAID ? Which modes are possible , RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 0+1 ? I don't plan to run it on production server , just my personal linux mail/file server , will it be slow?
On my mainboard there are the 2 regular IDE channels and the 2 RAID channels. I have the 4 HD's on the 2 RAID channels and a DVD-Player on one of the regular IDE channels and a CDRW on the other. I have never noticed any disk slow down while doing anything.