Ask Slashdot: Is a Software RAID Better Than a Hardware RAID?

Ask Slashdot:  Is a Software RAID Better Than a Hardware RAID?
RockDoctor (Slashdot reader #15,477) wants to build a personal network-attached storage solution, maybe using a multiple-disk array (e.g., a RAID). But unfortunately, “My hardware pool is very shallow.”
I eBay’d a desktop chassis, whose motherboard claims (I discovered, on arrival) RAID capabilities. There, I have a significant choice — to use the on-board RAID, or do it entirely in software (e.g. OpenMediaVault)?

I’m domestic — a handful of terabytes — but I expect the answer to change as one goes through the petabytes into the exabytes. What do the dotters of the slash think?

Share your own thoughts in the comments. Is a hardware RAID better than a software RAID?

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