View Full Version : Linux Raid cards?

Darren White
2004-04-30, 12:28
Beware of the Adaptec 1200a. It is the bastard inlaw of the 2400a,
and has no real relation. The 2400a is a Real(tm) hardware raid card.
The 1200a is a dual channel ide adapter with software raid trickery. I
bought one for a linux server and got burned.. Or go with 3ware and
be well.

> If you can break the $100 barrier the Adaptec ATA RAID cards work extremely well. They appear as SCSI Raid controllers to Linux. I'm using the 2400A card under Linux with no problem (0/1) with 4 x 100 GB drives.
> David
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan Sully" <daniel (AT) electricrain (DOT) com>
> To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 9:48 PM
> Subject: [slim] Linux Raid cards?
> > * Healy <slim (AT) nwgeeks (DOT) com> shaped the electrons to say...
> >
> > >My current 250gb raid mirror for all my MP3s is running on my windows
> > >box. I'd like to move it over to linux if I can and build a dedicated
> > >server for my squeezebox and home audio.
> > >
> > >Anyone have a recomendation for an IDE raid card that will work good
> > >with linux 2.4 kernel? It must do mirroring. My current card will only
> > >do striping but no mirroring in the 2.4 kernel (debian stable). Hence
> > >the reason it's in a windows box. I'd like to keep it under a hundred
> > >bucks if I can.
> >
> > The 3Ware and HighPoint are the best supported cards under Linux. In that order.
> >
> > -D
> > --
> > You have the puzzle pieces? Good, then turn off the damn walls.
> >