[CentOS] RAIDs and JBOD?

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Mon Nov 16 22:08:33 UTC 2009

James Bensley wrote:

> So I have found this card and wondered if anyone has a second opinion on it
> (http://www.supermicro.com/products/accessories/addon/AOC-SAT2-MV8.cfm).
> Seeing as it states on the website that the CD that comes with the card has
> RedHat drivers on it, and I will be using CentOS 5.4 i386 on my little home
> server everything should work just dandy shouldn't it?

Do you feel lucky?

To me seeing something that specifically calls out a version of a
product tells me often times there is a binary driver behind it, so
compatibility with CentOS 5.x is not a sure thing.

I poked around quite a bit online but could not find any indication
of this card/chipset's level of support in linux. Saw a few people
asking about support but no replies to any of them.

Myself I would skip this card and go for something that you can
find that indicates it specifically supports Red Hat 5.x. Unless
you can find something/someone that can tell you that this card
has support for CentOS/RHEL 5.x.

I use PCI-X 3Ware 8006-2 raid controllers in two of my own
personal systems, they work pretty well. More recently I got an
ATTO SAS HBA for a system for a tape drive, they have lots of SAS
and SATA HBAs, and lots of linux support but I don't see anything
that is PCI-X.


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