[CentOS] Internal RAID controllers question

Mon May 9 16:12:30 UTC 2016
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 05/08/2016 06:20 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> there are really only two choices today, Adaptec and Avago (formerly 
> LSI, they also control the former Areca product line).

I don't believe that is correct.  LSI acquired 3ware, and Avago acquired 
LSI.  So, Avago owns the 3ware and LSI technology, but Adaptec and Areca 
are still competitors.

> Whoops, Avago is now Broadcom, a company I like even less for broken 
> closed source firmware and total lack of hardware documentation. 

If it makes you feel any better, Avago acquired Broadcom, not the other 
way around.  I would expect Avago's culture to be the dominant one, and 
watch for changes in Broadcom's firmware and documentation practices.