[K12OSN] Woe is me: Onboard SCSI/RAID Controller

Mario Guerra mguerra at cariari.ucr.ac.cr
Tue Oct 12 22:15:37 UTC 2004

El Martes, 12 de Octubre de 2004 03:54 PM, Brian Chase escribió:
> I notice there's alot of discussion here about the different on-board
> RAID controllers.  Most, if not all, SCSI controllers, on-board or
> otherwise, should be found by any Linux distributions.  The problem you
> have is the RAID chipset manufacturers that are in bed with Microsoft
> and take hardware design shortcuts on the actual hardware RAID and
> borrow resources from the Windows OS.  Promise Technologies is just one
> notorious for this with their onboard IDE RAID implementations.
> There's countless ways to approach this, as indicated by the variety of
> responses on this thread, but I'd give the idea of disabling the
> motherboard RAID a try and consider 3ware controller cards for real
> Hardware RAID in Linux if you're doing anything with IDE drives.  My
> understanding is that the newest K12LTSP's come with SATA support does
> actually recognize an on-board Promise SATA chipset, but it would
> require specific checking on the chipset before money is spent.

I understand why software modems exist. But software RAID?. It's exceedingly 
ridiculous. If you need RAID you need speed and reliability. In fact, I've 
witnessed HP RAID-over-IDE implementation. How absurd a concept.

Mario Guerra

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