Doug Crompton on 3 Jan 2006 21:43:53 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Re: SATA and Raid

The rocketraid 2224 looks like a nice card that is well supported through
kernel 2.6 and both web and GUI monitoring support. It is a SATA-2, PCI X4
card but will work in a standard PCI slot. 4 internal and 4 external
SATA-2 via infiniband connector. Price low $200's. Even though I do not
have SATA-2 drives or a computer with PCI express to plug it into I figure
it is worth the extra bucks to have that capability in the future.


On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, Eric Hidle wrote:

> There has not been support for the hardware raid promise cards, only some of
> the fake raid cards that require s/w to actually "do the raid." I've often
> what it is about these fake raid cards that warrants associating them with
> that acronym at all.
> I was in a yearlong battle with promise, trying to convince them to release
> the code for their h/w raid cards, and the final reply I got from them was
> something to the effect of "no way, no how, never in a million years, go !
> yourself."
> I haven't used 3ware or Rocketraid. I opted for the SIIG sata card and linux
> s/w raid, so I couldn't speak about these two, but generally I refuse to
> believe that a company like 3Ware or Highpoint could get away with charging
> $500 for a piece of crap for very long..
> E

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