[CentOS] SATA RAID card recommendation?

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Tue Mar 20 17:56:50 UTC 2007

On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 at 10:52am, Florin Andrei wrote

> I need a SATA RAID PCI card that works well with CentOS and is fully 
> supported. Mandatory features:
> - works with the drivers already in the kernel, no additional drivers
> - can do RAID 0, 1 and 5
> - hotswap
> - allows to monitor the status of the array and of each individual drive via 
> a script (ideally run from cron)
> - works with very large SATA drives
> Nice to have features but not mandatory:
> - small battery to keep the array alive until the write buffers are flushed 
> after a power loss
> Anyone having positive experience with SATA RAID, please comment.

3ware.  Period.  9550/9590 will do everything you want.  9650 gets you 
RAID6, but I'm not sure the distro provided drivers have caught up yet.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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