[CentOS] Problems with IDE RAID on specific motherboard

Fri Feb 17 02:36:12 UTC 2006
Paul <subsolar at subsolar.com>

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 20:32 -0800, Benjamin Smith wrote:
> About 9 months ago, I made a policy decision to adopt RAID 1 on all systems I 
> admin. (about 20 systems, all told) It's been a long, slow process. 
> One of the systems is being upgraded from CentOS3 to CentOS4. It's been 
> rock-solid stable for over a year. It's a "frankenserver" with parts from all 
> over the place, maintained over years of active service. 
> Currently, it's got an ASRock "M810LMR" motherboard in it. 
> http://www.ciao.co.uk/ASRock_M810LMR__5410842

Looks like this board is based on a early socket A VIA chipset ...
generally I would avoid these.  My past experience with older VIA
chipsets has been less than good ... I've had issues with buggy IDE
implementations in KT266 & KT133A and having to run them in PIO mode
rather than DMA mode (SLOW).

I would use a cheap PCI IDE card and see what happens.

Paul Berger