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Re: [opensuse] SATA RAID recommendations?
  • From: Anders Norrbring <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 21:25:11 +0100
  • Message-id: <45EC7CA7.6030308@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hans du Plooy skrev:
On Sun, March 4, 2007 22:35, Pascal Bleser wrote:
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.

1000 EUR?

http://froogle.google.de/froogle?q=adaptec+2820SA&btnG=Froogle-Suche

And this card is definitely not crap.

Hans


I've been doing some digging... Seems like ALL Adaptec SATA and SAS RAID (or not RAID) controllers make use of Adaptec's own closed-source drivers.. *sigh*
They provide a "SHIM" kit for users to be able to build a driver for their running kernel, but IMHO that sucks bigtime.. Then I need to bust my ass every time there's a kernel update available.

I also looked at Highpoint (this, for example: http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/rr1820a.htm), apparently they provide source code for drivers, and also precompiled for SUSE up to 10.1 as of now.

Anyone with opinions on Highpoint vs. Adaptec?
--

Anders Norrbring
Norrbring Consulting
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