[CentOS] Recommended PCIe SATA/SAS Controller?
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Feb 25 00:57:33 UTC 2010
Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Thursday, February 25, 2010 12:56 AM, 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!
> Anything that uses a Silicon Image 3124 chip would do. The challenge is
> to find one that does not try to fleece you just for a fake-raid bios.
we still don't know what SAS/SATA backplane his 2U chassis has, so its
premature to specify the controller.
IMHO, the SIL stuff is weak sauce for a server, and totally unsuitable
for a server using a SAS backplane.
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