[CentOS] SATA RAID Controller Support?

Tue Feb 14 16:09:50 UTC 2006
Aleksandar Milivojevic <alex at milivojevic.org>

Quoting Ryan Pitt <ryan at marinocrane.com>:

> Greetings,
> I just got new Dell PowerEdge SC1420 and a 6 channel SATA RAID 
> controller card (Adaptec 2610SA from Dell also)

According to Adaptec web site, seems they are selling directly only 4, 
8 and 16 ports cards in 2x10SA series (2410SA, 2810SA and 21610SA 
respectively).  Your 6-port version is probably OEM card made by 
Adaptec exclusively for system integrators.  My guess is that it should 
work with standard aacraid device driver (like the rest of the cards in 
2x10SA series), if you can get the driver to recognize the card.  When 
it says that it can't find any hard drives during installation, click 
on the option to manualy load driver, then add aacraid driver to list 
of drivers to be loaded.

Looking at kernel source (Centos 4.2, kernel-2.6.9-22.EL), the card 
seems to be listed in drivers/scsi/aacraid/linit.c file.  If it doesn't 
work for you, then Dell probably used its own PCI ID for the card (you 
can check the file and see if PCI ID in line for 2610SA is the same as 
the one in your card).  There are also catch-all lines at the end of 
the list.

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