[CentOS] Internal RAID controllers question

Mon May 9 01:43:44 UTC 2016
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Sun, May 8, 2016 8:20 pm, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 5/8/2016 6:10 PM, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> Can we leave this thread just to thoughts I
>> solicited about which of hardware RAID card manufacturers will still
>> exists in close future.
> predicting the future?  yeah, well.
> there are really only two choices today, Adaptec and Avago (formerly
> LSI, they also control the former Areca product line). I've not been
> very happy with the level of support Avago is offeriong for older
> products, and I've *never* liked Adaptec. Whoops, Avago is now Broadcom,
> a company I like even less for broken closed source firmware and total
> lack of hardware documentation.
> There's a pile of 2nd tier players like Promise, and so forth, I won't
> touch these with a 10 foot pole.

John, thanks for your insights! I could not even imagine that my feelings
would be the same about virtually everything... (and this pessimism
prompted me to ask others, but I still hope to hear something optimistic).

Anybody else, anything..?


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247