[CentOS] AIC7901 RAID320 with CENTOS4 not recognized

Aleksandar Milivojevic alex at milivojevic.org
Sun Oct 30 18:40:34 UTC 2005

Craig White wrote:

> if not a marketing tactic attempting to imbue extra value.

Well.  It is just an market anomaly created by the Microsoft's decision 
to disable software RAID feature in non-server versions of Windows.  For 
whatever reason, Microsoft decided that desktop users don't need 
software RAID.  Probably using the same logic that coined the famous 
"640Kb is enough for everybody" phrase.

After engineering was done with its job (which was actually quite 
logical thing to do), marketing simply went one step further by not 
telling people what really they are spending their money on: standard 
disk controller with software RAID device driver.  Given the almost 
non-existant laws for consumer protection in western world, almost 
anything can go.

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