[CentOS] Recommended PCIe SATA/SAS Controller?

Stephen Wong stephen at wongstephen.com
Thu Feb 25 01:47:53 UTC 2010


Any Silicon Image card will do, don't worry about the fake-raid bios,
don't define anything under the fake-raid bios, and the kernel will
see the Silicon Image chip and connected disks readily.  The kernel
module for Silicon Image 3124 was there for long time.  I have
installations which use such SATA chips running for a few years.

My 2 cents.

Regards,
Stephen WONG



On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> 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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