[CentOS] 4.4/64-bit Supermicro/ Nvidia RAID [thanks]

Tue Dec 5 19:43:03 UTC 2006
chrism at imntv.com <chrism at imntv.com>

Karl R. Balsmeier wrote:
>> Well.  It is not RAID.  Just an ordinary SATA controller.  See above.
> disappointing, but it's true.  Supermicro verified what all of you 
> said.  And since I'm not very interested in software RAID, i'll be 
> dropping a hardware RAID card in and let my vendor know not to try and 
> sell any more of these to those intending to use a Linux OS.
> I'll try out your software RAID steps to give me something to play 
> with till the hardware card shows up, since they are very clear and 
> concise.  Maybe it'll soften the empty 'no hardware raid5' feeling one 
> has at present.

You might still have a decent motherboard even though the integrated 
"RAID" is bogus.  I've got a few Supermicro boards like that too.  When 
I need Hardware RAID, I just drop a 3Ware card in and call it a day.  If 
you've got the spare cpu cycles, Linux's software RAID is pretty mature 
and quite fast.  I was using it *in production* environments back in the 
late 90's.