[CentOS] PCI SATA Controller Recommendations?
rainer at ultra-secure.de
Wed Sep 10 22:05:00 UTC 2008
Am 10.09.2008 um 19:17 schrieb Tim Nelson:
> Hello fellow listers...
> I'd like to get some recommendations on a good SATA controller for
> use with CentOS 5.x. It should be PCI, bootable, have 4 SATA ports,
> have native support (no crap proprietary or manually compiled
> drivers), and possibly hot swap support. Any ideas?
> There are plenty of PCI-X and PCIe controllers that I think would
> work but the use for this card is in a smaller 1U server that is
> quite cramped, hence the query for a standard PCI card.
Use the onBoard SATA-ports and do a software RAID1.
If you can use PCIe, get an Areca card (they also do PCI-X).
Otherwhise, I wouldn't bother, except for maybe 3Ware cards - but if
you think about a card already, Areca should be better.
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