Re: SATA RAID5 adaptor other than 3ware? Thanks alot!
Soenke von Stamm wrote:
Ok, thanks to all you guys, I have found the new LSI MegaRAID 300-8x to fit my
needs most closely. They are becoming available now and I have enough time to
validate one in another soon-to-arrive GX28. It has the connectors on the
back side, but it's short enough and it seems to be a decent performer
(judging from the Areca card http://www.tweakers.net/reviews/557 which uses
the same XOR hardware - I don't trust the Areca hardware though (fan) and
have very good experiences with LSI for years now).
Unfortunately the MegaRAID 300-4x doesn't seem to be out yet but the price
difference is a minor issue. Nice feat is support of NCQ btw, got four NCQ
disks on my desk already :-)
Please let us know if the 300-8x does, in fact, provide similar
performance to the Areca. I had been looking at the Areca (because of,
in part, the review you mentioned) but have been a little leary. I have
had very good experience with LSI MegaRAID with SCSI and would like to
try the 300-8x (if performance IS as described).
Also... I checked their drivers page but do not see a Debian and/or
generic Linux driver. Do you know one is available?