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Re: K8S Pro (S2882UG3NR) + Sil 3114 (Raid 1) + Sarge

On Sun, 2004-10-24 at 12:58 -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 12:04:48AM +0900, Nils Valentin wrote:
> A SiS3114 is NOT hardware raid.  It is software, just secret proprietary
> software.  If you want hardware raid with open source drivers, you have
> to get a 3ware card or a scsi raid card.  Those are the only choices at
> the moment.  Other hardware ide/sata raid cards exist, but not with open
> source drivers that I am aware off.

Isn't *all* real h/w RAID "just secret proprietary software" on
the RAID controller?  Whether it be in flash or an EEPROM, real 
h/w RAID controllers have a dedicated (usually specialized) CPU
for handling the RAID calculations, SCSI commands, RAM cache, etc.

Thats why when you call up IBM, HP or Sun with a disk-related issue,
they ask you if your SCSI cards & RAID controllers are at the latest
ROM version.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B

"Would you mind not firing on the thermonuclear weapons?"
A great line, from a *great* movie: Broken Arrow

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