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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 no RAID to 11.0 RAID 1
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 08:14:42 -0400
  • Message-id: <87f94c370809230514s29bc7a95ucd210a535b08c801@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 6:27 AM, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC)
<hyltonconacher@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
<snip>

In view of the above comment, I guess it is time I ordered the 3rd HDD
and rather setup RAID5.

<snip>

HW RAID cards are a MAJOR expense for a home hobbyist who just likes
to make sure their data is retrievablein the event of a HDD crash.


FYI only:
A 2-port 3Ware card is comparable in cost to a third drive. They have
good Linux support, and can be booted from. And the 3Ware are true
hardware raid, not fakeraid.

For IDE: 3Ware Escalade 7006-2 Low-Profile 2-Port ATA RAID Controller
-$110 at NewEgg

For SATA: 3ware 8006-2LP PCI 64-bit SATA 2-port SATA - $125 at NewEgg

If you google you can save some money buying them used. I've had 20
or more 2-port IDE 3ware controllers in use for 5+ years. Not a
failure on any of them so I would consider used if I was pinching
pennies.

Greg
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