Re: current debian/lenny (stable) support for various RAID chipsets
On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 17:30 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:10:20 +0000, michael wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 16:53 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> >> Side note: if you are considering mounting a RAID system, I would avoid
> >> using the so-called "fakeraid" chipsets (BIOS/RAID and driver -or dm-
> >> dependendant) and better go with a pure linux software raid (md).
> >> Another good option should be acquiring a real hardware raid card but
> >> they are a bit expensive.
> >> Greetings,
> > Camaleon, many thanks for the reply. Looks like the PROMISE one may be
> > problematic but the VIA one okay (is that correct reading?).
> I'd say both chipsets are supported by any of "libata" or "ahci" drivers,
> depending on the BIOS settings for SATA modes.
> > Note that at the moment I'm thinking of just using a single SATA (ie no
> > RAID) but these seem to be the controllers so I'm presuming I need them
> > to work okay!
> Please note that the above page lists the status for the "RAID" feature.
> Standard use of sata disks (non-raid setup) should be o.k.
Camaleon, brill! That's a most useful link. I'll get myself a SATA and
give it a whirl :)