Re: Software VS Hardware Raid
> There are some motherboards which have software RAID in the BIOS. This
> allows them to deal with that problem at boot time, and then the kernel
> software RAID with the same mapping once it's loaded.
Mmm... those boards use the Highpoint chip... thats not real good at
anything ;-) Performance is lackluster, and reliability... well, lets put
it this way: there are IDE RAID cards here with Highpoint chips for US$25
with change ;-)
> > I think (hopefully) that a Hardware IDE Raid card should solve this
> > problem. I am in the process of buying a couple of 3ware cards right
> > (especially after Promise said outright that they do not support
> > and Adaptec had no response, only 3ware replied with help). I will
> > the failed drive to it, and see if it does anything, and let you know.
> I look forward to it.
> Also perhaps you should post a photo-copy of your 3ware receipt to
> with an explanation of why you could never purchase or recommend their
3ware, Promise, Adaptec are all price approximately around each other.
Even if Promise would be willing to recompile their binary for Debian, I
would have considered them... but their total lack of help means they
weren't even in the running. In these hard economic times, you'd imagine
Promise would be a bit "nicer". Oh well.