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Re: [opensuse] SATA RAID recommendations?
  • From: Anders Norrbring <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 11:58:13 +0100
  • Message-id: <45ED4945.1080103@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hans du Plooy skrev:
On Tue, March 6, 2007 09:26, Anders Norrbring wrote:
I'll look into that one a bit closer. But I'd really like a 8-channel
card for future expansion, preferably a SAS card, but I'm not so sure
anymore...

Not SAS, but same as the 2420SA - just with 8 ports:
http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/products/sata_tech/value/AAR-2820SA/

Sad that.  My more_than_one_year_old_notebook's ACPI is still not sorted
out (although there are some groundbraking patches in the upcoming
2.6.21).  I'm still not having a 100% successful experiencing building
vanilla kernels on SUSE - there's always something bitching at me.
Hmm... I'm not seeing that, but on the other hand, I don't use ACPI..
(But the wife is bitching at me instead).

Ha ha!  Problem on my notebooks is my fans don't switch on.  Whic hwas OK
before CPU frequency scaling started working, because the chip was
underclocked and barely ever hit 60 degrees celcius.  But at some point
that was fixed (the frequency scaling) which now gives me a problem.

Hans


Maybe I'm just cheap and stupid, but actually the Highpoint 1820A looks like a decent alternative.. http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA/rr1820a.htm

It's almost exactly half the price as the Adaptec 2820SA, and performance looks similar. The "only" thing not included are Adaptec's managment stuff (which I never use on my SCSI arrays anyway).

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Anders Norrbring
Norrbring Consulting
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