[CentOS] Recommended PCIe SATA/SAS Controller?

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Thu Feb 25 01:43:04 UTC 2010


On Thursday, February 25, 2010 08:57 AM, John R Pierce wrote:
> 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.

Ah, I assumed the OP knows what he wants.

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


?

So what chipset would you recommend for non-raid, SATA solution?

Marvell?


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