[ILUG] Highpoint Sata RAID
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Mar 23 19:14:42 GMT 2005
Quoting FRLinux (frlinux at gmail.com):
> Right, that sums it up, for proper hardware, i should still look for
> these *cough* expensive 3ware cards.
Or save money by just using regular ATA interfaces and the Linux "md"
> To push the flam^[C debate a bit further, has anyone heard of proper
> hardware cards for linux/bsd announced on Serial ATA 2 specs ?
As I'm sure you know, cards implementing SATA-II specs are pretty new --
as are SATA HDs that don't rely on a PATA/SATA bridge chip.
I put everything I know on the subject into my SATA on Linux page
("Serial ATA" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Hardware/), but you might want
to cross-reference that and, of course, Jeff Garzik's indispensible
libata-related pages, against the recent Tweakers.net review piece:
How well such things actually work on Linux/BSD, and exactly how much
hassle one encounters installing and stabilising such things, is
something we'll know after you put up a Web page about it. ;->
(E.g., Carlos Vidal recently did so about his experience with Fedora
Core 3 and a brand-new Marvell-based SATA-II card:
http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:www.keffective.com/mvsata/ if it's
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