[CentOS] Third-party SATA-RAID cards suggestions

Fri Dec 6 07:26:01 UTC 2013
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of John R Pierce
> Sent: den 5 december 2013 18:55
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Third-party SATA-RAID cards suggestions
> well, 3 4 port hardware raid cards wouldn't be able to make a single
> raid, you'd at best get 3 seperate raids, one per card, and when
> managing it, you'd need to track which drive is on which card.

Ok, poor research on my part. I assumed I could make a single big array using 
three cards. Bummer... Sorry about that one.

> re hardware raid cards, I've not had any issues using LSI 926x-8i cards
> (x = 0,1, different connector locations mostly), these are MegaRAID SAS2
> cards.  again, with a SAS expander on a single 4-channel connector, I've
> had as many as 36 SATA drives (in a RAID6+0, organized as 3 x 11 drives,
> plus 3 hot spares), and gotten very good performance.

So LSI 926x-cards works OOTB then?