This article is from the storage FAQ part1, by Rodney D. Van Meter with numerous contributions by others.
Silicon Graphics provides software striping of SCSI disks; thus your host can effectively act as a RAID controller, providing flexibility and probably reduced price, possibly with a performance penalty in the form of increased CPU overhead. However, it probably means that it can spread the I/O load over multiple I/O controllers. (similar features in other systems? SHMO --rdv) RAID0 is in late beta under Linux. (email@example.com (Gjoen Stein), 95/10/6) sdsadmin on the HP 7xx line does raid 0 striping and works well. this is also apparently possible on the 8xx machines using LVM. sdsadmin is due to disappear with hpux 10, replaced by LVM. I believe the Advanced FS on Alphas can also do raid 0. (mark hahn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 94/11/17) ATTO Technology has ExpressStripe, which does software striping on a Mac. Cyranix http://www.cyranex.com makes EZRAID PRO (RAID 0,1,4,5) for OS/2. Voice: +1 613 738 3864 Fax: +1 613 738 3871