[CentOS] External SATA enclosures: SiI3124 and CentOS 5?
rainer at ultra-secure.de
Tue Jun 2 00:56:20 UTC 2009
Am 01.06.2009 um 23:57 schrieb Benjamin Smith:
> Tired of "little problems" trying to keep 7 drives working in an old
> desktop computer, I'm considering an external SATA drive enclosure
> with a controller card based on the Sil3124.
> I'm a bit concerned about long-term support, namely that the
> company's driver page only lists drivers through RedHat 4.
> Does anybody else have experience with this controller? How has it
> been for you?
> If you have experience with an external SATA enclosure(s), what did
> you use and how did it work for you?
Promise VTRAK J series - but only with Solaris and on a LSI controller
that gives you the SATA-drives as SAS-disks.
Very handy for ZFS - but the overall handling (no "this-is-the-bad-
drive"-yellow/red light) leaves some room for improvement).
BTW: Apple sells these, too. So they should be around for a while...
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