[CentOS] SATA RAID card recommendation?

Andrew Cotter andrew.cotter at somersetcapital.com
Tue Mar 20 17:59:29 UTC 2007

We just built a 6+ TB array using 10x750GB drives using a 3ware 9650SE-12ML
on CentOS4.

The 3ware cards are top notch and I am guessing you will be hearing that a
lot from others on this list.  Many of their models do have the ability to
add a battery for the cache.

3ware has a tool to monitor the card called 3dm2.  Nice web based tool that
allows you to configure the card and see the status of the devices.

What are you trying to build?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org]On
> Behalf Of Florin Andrei
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 1:52 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: [CentOS] SATA RAID card recommendation?
> 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.
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> Florin Andrei
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