after upgrading my hybrid (Asus M3N78-VM with AMD 955 and 2 GB), i've installed 4 drives:
1 with 320 GB for boot and system and 3 drives with 500 GB each and configured these 3 drives with mdadm making a RAID 5 array (/dev/md0).
after transfering almost all my videos (avi, mkv, mpg, etc), when trying to play any of them, i get freezing during the playback, at the very beginning... then it accelerates the play and stops again.... during this freezings, the mouse also stops for a while.
The drive led indicator remains lit during this freezings.
I think that the array is simply too slow transfering the files... and that it's management drains all the resources.
Did anyone had such an experience or knows what could be happening?
It's the first time i'm trying to use mdadm and a RAID 5 array.