Keith C. Perry on 22 Oct 2014 15:38:30 -0700

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

I'll second the LSI and Adaptec hardware variants but given the choice I would go with software raid of lvms.


On Oct 22, 2014 6:15 PM, John Kreno <> wrote:
> Off the top of my head, I think LSI, Adaptec and Areca. Of course none of them are cheap. But they make cards that do hardware raid. Alot of people are moving away from this though as it ties you to the hardware. 
>  -John
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 6:07 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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