[CentOS] SATA adapter recommendation

Mon Jul 27 15:41:49 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Bowie Bailey wrote:
> I have an old computer running CentOS 5.  I need to add an SATA drive to
> it, but it doesn't have any ports, so I need an add-on card.  The board
> only has a 32-bit PCI slot.  Any recommendations on cards/brands that
> work well with CentOS?  I don't need any raid capabilities, I just need
> a couple of SATA connections.

Nothing specific, but I would strongly recommend a well-known brand, like

Note that I'm saying this because we had a box that was a JBOD, with
mini-SAS cables coming out of the back, and they were hooked into an
Highpoint RocketRaid. It was older - more than six years, and two years
ago, they already just didn't care - I had to find the source code, do a
hack to it so that it would compile, then recompile on the (rare)
occasions that we upgraded the kernel.... You really, really don't want to
have to worry on every yum update....