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 Why not use vinum?
Author: David A. Koran 
Date:   23-08-01 19:30

I know the ccd driver is built into FreeBSD, but why not attempt the same with vinum plexes? I've actually had pretty good luck with vinum for multiple applications, and specifically for media servers, you can do a software RAID configuration to speed disk IO up a bit so you don't get the jitters (but then again, I'd also like to have a fiber backbone so the disks were the least of my worries). Granted vinum may be a bit difficult to the beginner, but it works like a charm and is quite reliable once you get the hang of it. Plus, you can use a mix of drives (SCSI and IDE) if you're crazy enough to do so,

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