[CentOS] Internal RAID controllers question

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Mon May 9 00:12:44 UTC 2016

On 5/6/2016 2:26 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> Which internal hardware RAID controllers will survive some future to come
> in your estimate. First of all my beloved 3ware finally seems to have
> passed away. After multiple acquisitions and becoming part of LSI and
> getting bought with LSI, it probably became non operational. Namely, the
> latest 3ware cards have ancient firmware. Neither of them supports 4kn
> drives. This speaks for itself for me. [Under new ownership] LSI, though
> still having new controllers released, and one of their MegaRAID
> controllers (at least) having support for 4kn drives, still may not last
> long (just my feeling, I'd like to hear yours). So, what RAID controllers
> will those of us who like to have hardware RAIDs use in some future to
> come?

IMHO, "Hardware" (really embedded firmware) RAID is for Windows servers, 
since MS Windows has awful integrated software raid (aka 'dynamic disk', 
truly a mess).   With Linux, I'd rather use LVM, with BSD, ZFS.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz

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