[Centos] Promise raid cards
tmartin at physics.ucsd.edu
Thu Nov 4 18:03:18 UTC 2004
> I would like to know if promise RAID cards are compatible with CentOS
> / RHEL ?
> I have seen that only SATA is supported on the RHEL hardware
> compatibility list. The other ATA raid cards seems not to be
> compatible. They give source code and promise grants compatibility
> with RedHat 8 and 9 but not RHEL.
> I would like to know if somebody tried a ATA raid card like Fasttrack
> TX2000, SX4000, Fasttrack 100 TX2, etc..
> If you could share me your experience it would be great.
> My provider says that he had some bad experiences about that cards and
> he doesn't allow me to use CentOS on his promise cards he provides
> (only), so I cannot have RAID on my server... it's a shame..
> Thanks for any feedback.
If you can afford it the simplest solution is a 3Ware ATA RAID card like
the 8506-4LP. They are true hardware raid and have had excellent support
in Linux for a long time. They just work.
If you want to use SATA cards I would say get cards like the TX4 which
is a non-raid card for like $70. 4 SATA ports, then add software RAID.
I use both, as well as some larger 8 port 3ware cards in some larger
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