[CentOS] PCI-X SATA RAID Controllers
Ross S. W. Walker
rwalker at medallion.com
Wed Oct 10 20:47:27 UTC 2007
Steve Bluck wrote:
> Thanks for the replies (and thanks Matt, PCI-e is indeed what
> I meant -brain freeze moment), I realise "linux dd" works
> -and is in fact how I've installed CentOS 5, but
> unfortunately I require a card (PCI even!) that will not
> require driver updates every kernel update and support a
> minimum of 6 ports in RAID 1.
> Being a noob at Linux I'm having trouble sourcing a card that
> is supported in the 2.6.18 kernel without the need to install
> drivers, and replies from manufacturers either evade the
> question or require a Masters degree in Linux, so I thought
> I'd tap into the combined knowledge of everyone here!
> So I'm still open to suggestions!
Here are a couple:
- Controller that handles both SATA and SAS
- Controller that has a battery backup write-back cache
- Controller that has 4x external serial connectors so
adding an enclosure to the mix later is possible
The LSI cards are supported and have those features.
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