[TriLUG] raid cards
Wing D Lizard
wingedlizard at nc.rr.com
Wed Feb 15 11:58:20 EST 2006
which promise card?
Most posts say to stay away from promise cards. Mostly
they say promise has some good 'solutions;, but the end user
stuff is poor.
My amd computer uses the 3112 chip internally, and it seems to
> On 2/15/06, Wing D Lizard <wingedlizard at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>> I want to add a raid-1 to a server ( supermicro x5dal). Since the
>> motherboard doesn't support hw raid, I'm looking at pci sata
>> Intrex has a couple:
>> CON-SATAR - sil3112a chipset
>> CON-TX2300 - promice fastrack tx2300 ( SATA II??)
>> has anybody tried either of these? Any problems?
>> Can you boot from a sata drive with these cards?
>> Is there any reason to stay away from fc3/4? CentOS?
>> The server is a LAMP server, supporting an accounting app
>> (ARIA), and a few odds and ends ( phplive, etc).
> Make sure you look at the status of Linux SATA support at
> I originally had a SiL SATA card and it sucked royally. Crashes,
> not working, general suckage. Perhaps the drivers have gotten
> better. I switched to a Promise SATA card and haven't had any
> problems since. I'm using software RAID1. Don't know about
> booting since the system disk is just a generic IDE. Good luck.
> Tanner Lovelace
> clubjuggler at gmail dot com
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