[CentOS] Need a CONFIRMED working hardware sata raid10 card

Fri Aug 12 16:29:14 UTC 2005
Drew Weaver <drew.weaver at thenap.com>

Just need to make sure I can plug it in and go..


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From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Will McDonald
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 11:27 AM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] Need a CONFIRMED working hardware sata raid10 card

On 12/08/05, Drew Weaver <drew.weaver at thenap.com> wrote:
>             Does anyone know of a card that actually works with CentOS
> that supports Raid10? I don't think CentOS support software raid 10
from the
> installer.

We've got a 3ware 8006-2LP [1] running under WBEL so the rest of that
family should be fine under CentOS too. Took a little bit of pissing
about under FC1 to get it working properly but then we just tar-ed
everything off the internal disks onto SATA disks while we rebuilt the

We just wanted it for JBOD which is why we plumped for the lower port
capacity card but one of the cards with a higher port count should
serve you well.

The CLI's great (though readline support would be nice ;)). Does
exactly what you'd want it to, you can rescan the bus, add and remove
disks on-the-fly if they're in appropriate hot-swap bays (with one or
2 provisos for non-JBOD). Docs for the CLI's features for the 7/8000
series (9000 series uses different software) are here...


3ware also have a 4 disk drive, 3 5.25" drive bay drive cage [2]
available, though we used 2 Vantec EZ-Swap SATA bays. The Vantec bays
are a *little* flimsy but do the job well enough.


[1] http://www.3ware.com/products/serial_ata8000.asp
[2] http://www.3ware.com/products/ata.asp
[3] http://www.vantecusa.com/product-storage.html (MRK-200ST-BK)
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