Doug Crompton on 3 Jan 2006 06:27:02 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Re: SATA and Raid

OK... Comments on the 3ware  8506-4LP   or the Rocketraid  2224 ???

It looks like rocket raid has good Linux support and their web page is
well organized and has all relevant drivers although I am sure 3ware does
also. The 2224 is interesting as it has an infiniband external connector.
Not that I probably would ever use it....

Although these are expensive compared to SW it is something you should be
able to carry to future systems (SATA-2) and not be obsolete for awhile.

A not on the Promise... it appears that there is support of the Fasttrak
cards in the 2.6 kernel although I have not confirmed it. It still is SW
raid though.


On Fri, 30 Dec 2005, Eric Hidle wrote:

> Do NOT get a promise card, especially if you want to use it in Linux.
> Their driver support is HORRIBLE and they do not release the driver
> source code. I have an SX4000 that I finally just got rid of - and I was
> stuck on Redhat 9's stock kernel forever since they haven't updated the
> driver in YEARS.
> Get a 3-ware or a RocketRaid card, or any other brand with open-source
> linux support. If you do anything else, you are wasting your money.
> This is one area where you have to spend the money to do it right. If
> you do not want to spend the money, get the SIIG 4-way sata controller
> and use Linux Kernel S/W Raid.
> E

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