[CentOS] Recommended PCIe SATA/SAS Controller?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Feb 25 00:57:33 UTC 2010


Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:56 AM, Tim Nelson wrote:
>   
>> Greetings all-
>>
>> I need to purchase a PCIe SATA or SAS controller(non-raid) for a Supermicro 2U system. It should be directly bootable. Any recommendations? The system will be running CentOS 5.4 as an LTSP system. Thanks!
>>
>>     
>
> Anything that uses a Silicon Image 3124 chip would do. The challenge is 
> to find one that does not try to fleece you just for a fake-raid bios.
>   

we still don't know what SAS/SATA backplane his 2U chassis has, so its 
premature to specify the controller.

IMHO, the SIL stuff is weak sauce for a server, and totally unsuitable 
for a server using a SAS backplane.






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