[CentOS] PCI SATA Controller Recommendations?

Rainer Duffner rainer at ultra-secure.de
Wed Sep 10 22:05:00 UTC 2008


Am 10.09.2008 um 19:17 schrieb Tim Nelson:

> Hello fellow listers...
>
> I'd like to get some recommendations on a good SATA controller for  
> use with CentOS 5.x. It should be PCI, bootable, have 4 SATA ports,  
> have native support (no crap proprietary or manually compiled  
> drivers), and possibly hot swap support. Any ideas?
>
> There are plenty of PCI-X and PCIe controllers that I think would  
> work but the use for this card is in a smaller 1U server that is  
> quite cramped, hence the query for a standard PCI card.


Use the onBoard SATA-ports and do a software RAID1.
If you can use PCIe, get an Areca card (they also do PCI-X).
Otherwhise, I wouldn't bother, except for maybe 3Ware cards - but if  
you think about a card already, Areca should be better.



Rainer


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