[CentOS] Serial ATA hardware raid.

Fri Apr 15 19:40:13 UTC 2005
Franki <franki at htmlfixit.com>

Harald Finnås wrote:
> centos-bounces at centos.org wrote on 15.04.2005 19:11:09:
>  > Does anyone know of any SATA controllers that are well tested for this
>  > sort of usage?
> Just have to mention it while I remember. If you decide on the 3ware 
> 9500s controller, be aware that you HAVE to do some manual tuning. It 
> performs like crap out of the box.
> Regards,
> Harald

Thanks for all the tips guys, I'm now wandering around 3wares site.

What I get is determined by what is available in Western Australia, 
though I suppose these are small enough that I can get them shipped 
pretty cheap however if one dies I'd like to be able to get it swapped 
out quickly so I guess I should stick with one of my local wholesalers.

Looking at this page:

The 3ware 9500 goes for $1023 AUD. once I add some fast drives to that 
this thing is starting to look like an expensive upgrade.
I've just checked my wholesaler pricelists and I don't see any 3ware 
kit. (bummer) so if I buy one, I'll be getting retail and still having 
to ship it 5000km (from Sydney to Perth.)

My main wholesaler sells Adaptec stuff, and I can get this one:

For $450 it is a 4 port controller and has onboard 64MB ECC cache.

But Alexander on the list here said that adaptec is questionable for 
Raid cards.. The last time I had an Adaptec anything was a 2940UW Scsi 
controller and that thing gave me years of good service.

Not sure what to chase up now. :-(
Does anyone have any experiance with the above adaptec card?