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Re: [opensuse] SATA RAID recommendations?
  • From: Anders Norrbring <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 09:19:28 +0100
  • Message-id: <45F3BB90.60808@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Anders Norrbring skrev:
Hans du Plooy skrev:
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I actually haven't heard anything negative about Highpoint so far, not
much positive either... At least they do manufacture quite some chips
for Adaptec, so I guess their stuff shouldn't stink too much?

Which chips do they manufacture?  The RAID controller (shudder) or the
SATA controller?   I remember the LSI SATA-160 card had the LSI RAID card
had three Sil3112 chips on (to control the six drives) and the LSI RAID
controller on top of that.  I assume the RAID controller is the same one
used on the SCSI cards I used (had the same crap performance).


I just placed an order for the Highpoint 1820 8-channel controller and 6x500 WD disks.. I'll report here how I feel about the controller when it's installed in a couple of days. :)


Alright folks.. STAY AWAY from this piece of junk!
I'll put out the Highpoint on eBay for a dollar, it's a no-good piece of trash, which of course doesn't show up ANYWHERE until you actually try to use it.

I'll order a Adaptec instead.

--

Anders Norrbring
Norrbring Consulting
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