[CentOS] Can anyone suggest a SCSI 3 card in either PCI-X or PCI-E x 4 for a Dell Poweredge 2900?

Thu Apr 7 20:01:22 UTC 2011
Drew <drew.kay at gmail.com>

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Michel van Deventer
<michel at van.deventer.cx> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-04-07 at 12:17 -0700, John R Pierce wrote:
>> raid controllers are problematic for tape devices.   many don't support
>> plain passthrough SCSI
> Well, I did use one of these controllers for a tape drive actually :)

So have I. It worked for years. Doesn't mean it's a good idea tho.

A 29320 (PCIe) or 39320 (PCI-X 133) can be had for under $150. At that
price it's worth investing the little bit extra, especially if you're
pushing the kinds of backup sets an LTO3 drive seems to indicate.


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