Paul DiSciascio on 22 Oct 2014 15:16:02 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Real (driverless) hardware RAID controller for PC?

My experience with consumer-grade raid controllers has not been positive. On the other hand, I have used software raid in linux with great success in various configurations. I realize it doesn't directly address your question, but is there a reason you're not considering software raid?


On 10/22/2014 06:07 PM, Greg Helledy wrote:
We are now using a repurposed linux-based desktop PC as our small business internet gateway. *After* getting things installed and tweaked, they tell me they'd like RAID added, for reliability. The card already on hand is a HighPoint RocketRaid model, which it turns out is one of those "fake raid" devices that requires a driver. This seems like a hassle, now and in the future if the kernel is updated.

Looking online, I'm having a hard time determining which RAID controllers are "real" (driverless) vs. fake. Many years ago, we had a couple of 3Ware cards, but 3Ware seems to have faded away. If anyone has a recommendation for a manufacturer (or specific models) of "real" RAID controllers, please pass it my way. 2 X SATA for RAID 1 is all I need.


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