If you’re looking for a low-cost yet reliable RAID 5 solution, check out this custom setup that consists of “Ubuntu Linux Server (Dapper) using 3x external USB 2.0 drives from Western Digital (320 GB each).” Short video after the jump.

Using a separate USB PCI controller for each drive, I manage to achieve acceptable speeds. USB provides hot-swap capabilities

If you’re looking for a low-cost yet reliable RAID 5 solution, check out this custom setup that consists of “Ubuntu Linux Server (Dapper) using 3x external USB 2.0 drives from Western Digital (320 GB each).” Short video after the jump.

Using a separate USB PCI controller for each drive, I manage to achieve acceptable speeds. USB provides hot-swap capabilities