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Re: [opensuse] SATA RAID recommendations?
  • From: Anders Norrbring <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 07:04:43 +0100
  • Message-id: <45EBB2FB.6010301@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Pascal Bleser skrev:
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Anders Norrbring wrote:
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The manufacturers I'm looking at are:
Adaptec
Highpoint
3Ware
Promise

Can someone with knowledge about these tell me the pros and cons with
each of them?

Definitely stay away from Promise, they only make pseudo-hardware-RAID
devices where the (windows) driver does 90% of the work.
You'd be much better off using the kernel's software RAID instead.

3ware make some good, real hardware RAID controllers, but they're pretty
expensive. And still, software RAID works great on Linux.

Anyhow, stay away from any RAID controller that is cheaper than 1000 EUR
because it's crap. And yet, software RAID on Linux outperforms most of them.

Umm.. does that answer your question ? ;)

Yep, it does.. This and John's reply..
Actually, I was looking more to Adaptec than to 3Ware, but then I only have experience with LSI Logic and Adaptec before, and only on SCSI.

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Anders Norrbring
Norrbring Consulting
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