[TriLUG] SATA HD RAID5 Controller for linux
jason at cerient.net
Tue Jul 4 20:16:33 EDT 2006
interesting, i wonder if you could answer a few questions about the lsi card:
1. how do you manage the array(s)? bios (before the OS boots)? within the
OS (with some kind of utility)?
2. did you have to compile/install any kernel modules or drivers, or are
they in the stock kernel?
3. any provisions for monitoring the array status and/or alerting you if a
problem is discovered?
thanks - jason
Mike Seda wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> I run an LSI Logic Megaraid 150-6 sata raid controller in my CentOS 4.3
> box. It runs like a champ...It is even backward-compatible with a 32-bit
> pci slot. If you are interested, check out the following links:
> Specs ->
> NewEgg Open Box ->
> NewEgg Retail ->
> Btw, make sure to buy the LSI Logic LSIBBU01 MegaRAID Battery Backup
> Module or a ups. Initially, I didn't have room for more than 4 drives
> either. So, I bought the following sata raid cage:
> Paul G. Szabady wrote:
>> I'd like to reconfigure a server currently using software (CentOS 4.1)
>> raid5 to a hopefully easier to manage (and more stable?) hardware raid5
>> solution. I have 4 serial ATA drives so I minimally need a 4 port
>> I don't have room for more drives in this case, so I don't think a 6 port
>> card is necessary, however, if the cost difference is minimal, I'd go
>> the 6 port card. I can always swap the chasis in the future if I need to
>> I've seen controllers that range from ~$100 (Highpoint Technologies
>> RocketRAID 1640 (rocketraid1640) Serial ATA Controller) at new egg to
>> $350 (Intel SRCS16 PCI 6-Channel Serial ATA RAID Controller) at intrex.
>> Is there anyone out there familiar with SATA cards, preferably in use,
>> have an opinion on which I should go with OR at least which one(s) to
>> away from?
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