[CentOS] CentOS 6 and an SAS drive, hardware

Tue Jul 26 22:05:23 UTC 2016
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 7/26/2016 2:56 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Yeah, well, the thing is, for years I've just been shoving ordinary SATA
> drives into the same server, to use to copy from other machines via rsync,
> getting a drive ready to replace in another server. I've never had trouble
> with SATA. This is the first time with an SAS drive.

mixing SAS and SATA on the same backplane can be problematic, depending 
on the system.

all my SAS2008 LSI cards, I've reflashed with the IT firmware, this 
turns them into straight host bus adapters, with no hardware raid at 
all, then if I need raid, I use mdraid (or zfs or whatever).

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz