[CentOS] Infrastructure HELP!

Curt Mills hacker at fluke.com
Thu Oct 29 21:50:47 UTC 2009

On Thu, 29 Oct 2009, Matt wrote:

> What is the cheapest SATA hardware raid card I can get at newegg.com?
> Seems like most turn out not to be true hardware raid that I have
> found and will not run on CentOS 4.8 without a great deal of grief.

Not a direct answer to your question, but be careful of SATA drives.

As I understand it SAS drives (Serially Attached SCSI) are designed
to handle server duty (multiple processes stepping the head 24/7),
whereas SATA drives (Serially attached ATA) are not.  SATA drives if
used in servers will fail prematurely.  They're great/cheap for home
use though.

I've also heard that SATA-2 drives are more like SAS or SCSI drives
in this respect, as in they're designed for server duty.

I probably heard the above on this very list in the past.

Can someone confirm or deny?  Making me look like a fool is ok, I'm
used to it.  ;-)

Curt Mills, WE7U                             hacker at fluke dot com
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