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Re: [opensuse] SATA RAID recommendations?
  • From: Anders Norrbring <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 11:56:37 +0100
  • Message-id: <45F3E065.7080600@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
John Andersen skrev:
On Saturday 10 March 2007, Anders Norrbring wrote:
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.

Oh, I dono,,,  Its probably fine if you find the jumper to disable
the on board raid controller and just use it for all the channels
with software raid.

/running and ducking...

Don't run.. Hehe.. It's not even that hard (finding the jumper), it's actually a software based piece of trash with a BIOS onboard. So, to use software RAID is just a matter of choice between Linux RAID or Highpoint RAID, software in both cases.

It's out of my box, and I will never, ever recommend Highpoint to any of our clients. Geez.
At least "the others" has the decency to inform presumptive customers about the software fact when you check their product info pages on web sites, but not Highpoint. I wrote them a very angry letter as well as requested a RMA from my distributor...

Oh, I also placed an order for a Adaptec 2820SA HBA which is a real RAID controller....


Anders Norrbring
Norrbring Consulting
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