[CentOS] New laptop recomendation

Wed Nov 23 22:55:57 UTC 2016
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/23/2016 2:42 PM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> Many modern Intel systems come configured for an Intel "RAID" mode.  
> While configured for that mode, the SATA controller changes its PCI ID 
> so that the standard Windows drivers don't bind to it, allowing the 
> Intel RAID drivers to bind to it instead.  There are no Linux drivers 
> that bind to the "RAID" mode PCI ID, though if you switch the 
> controller to "standard" mode, Linux drivers will work normally.
> https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/44694.html?thread=1749398

I thought the mdraid software raid drivers supported the intel RST 
(formerly Matrix) fake raid ?  the major difference is, with RST/Matrix, 
the whole disk has to be mirrored then partitioned, while mdraid 
normally does mirroring on a per partition basis. the other difference 
is the raid metadata block, but I thought mdraid understood how to 
interpret the intel RST/Matrix stuff ?

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz