[CentOS] Highpoint Rocketraid 2240

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Sun Nov 20 22:52:34 UTC 2005


Has anyone on the list used one of these w/Linux?  We currently use 
Linux + Cinelerra for editing uncompressed video (and a few dual G5 macs 
running Final Cut Pro).  Current editing stations are getting a bit long 
in the tooth so I've been mulling over a mass upgrade.  8-)

These cards are interesting to me because they are PCI-X and support 4 
SATAII drives per multilane/infiniband connector for a total of 16 
drives.  Multilane is interesting to me because the editor can use a SFF 
system (tiny desktop footprint) with 1M multilane cables talking to the 
pile of disks in an external enclosure stashed out of the way with its 
own redundant power supply.  I was going to just order some multilane 
3Ware cards, but one of my more technically inclined video editors 
suggested this card.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,




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