[CentOS] Recommended PCIe SATA/SAS Controller?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Wed Feb 24 19:08:29 UTC 2010

Max Hetrick wrote:
> Tim Nelson wrote:
>> Greetings all-
>> I need to purchase a PCIe SATA or SAS controller(non-raid) for a Supermicro 2U system. It should be directly bootable. Any recommendations? The system will be running CentOS 5.4 as an LTSP system. Thanks!
> Look at the Promise non-raid cards. I just bought a normal PCI Promise 
> SATA300 TX4 card that just works and boots fine. I'm sure they have an 
> equivalent for PCIe.

do those have SFF x4  SAS connectors?  when I just looked at 
Supermicro's 2U chassis, thats what most of them used for their drive 
backplanes.  the typical 2U today takes 12 3.5" drives or 24 2.5".   
dealing with that many discrete SATA cables would be a mess.

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