[CentOS] PCI-X SATA RAID Controllers

Wed Oct 10 20:47:27 UTC 2007
Ross S. W. Walker <rwalker at medallion.com>

Steve Bluck wrote:
> Thanks for the replies (and thanks Matt, PCI-e is indeed what 
> I meant -brain freeze moment), I realise "linux dd" works 
> -and is in fact how I've installed CentOS 5, but 
> unfortunately I require a card (PCI even!) that will not 
> require driver updates every kernel update and support a 
> minimum of 6 ports in RAID 1. 
> Being a noob at Linux I'm having trouble sourcing a card that 
> is supported in the 2.6.18 kernel without the need to install 
> drivers, and replies from manufacturers either evade the 
> question or require a Masters degree in Linux, so I thought 
> I'd tap into the combined knowledge of everyone here!
> So I'm still open to suggestions!

Here are a couple:

- Controller that handles both SATA and SAS
- Controller that has a battery backup write-back cache
- Controller that has 4x external serial connectors so
adding an enclosure to the mix later is possible

The LSI cards are supported and have those features.


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