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Re: SATA Silicon Image 3114 support for A64 images ?

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 05:17:25PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> There are very few hardware raid cards that do SATA.  3ware is one
> maker, and I think adaptec has one or two models (most of theirs are not
> hardware raid), and highpoint migh thave one model.  The 3ware is the
> only one I know of with open source drivers.  You certainly don't get
> hardware raid onboard except some very high end servers (almost always
> scsi).

Intel also has a couple of SATA RAID cards, they use the "gdt" driver.
Nice, but I'm not impressed by the speed: Linux software RAID0 over 4
ATA drives is about 1.5 times as fast as the Intel card RAID0 over 4
SATA drives. Areca also has SATA RAID cards (up to 12 drives, IIRC),
there is an open source driver by Areca itself, but according to Andrew
Morton it needs work to get it included into the base kernel.


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