On 08/05/16 08:12 PM, John R Pierce wrote: > 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. "Hardware RAID" can very well include a controller with dedicated parity processing, battery/flash backed write caching and other tangible benefits. -- Digimer Papers and Projects: https://alteeve.ca/w/ What if the cure for cancer is trapped in the mind of a person without access to education?