Re: Areca SATA cards
Soenke von Stamm wrote:
as they use a fan I would step away from them, that doesn't look like a
small ones. Instead we have purchased some of the new LSI cards (MegaRAID
The fan concerns me too, but there are ways around that. I have a very
bad taste in my mouth with LSI. I have a SATA 150-6, which is supposed
to be true hardware raid. I have tried it on Sarge, Etch, Sid, SLES9,
SUSE 9.3, with all possible combinations of kernel and drivers, and
right now I finished testing it on Win2k3 server, and it performs like a
dog with 4 discs in raid5. Worse than a single disc does. I've had the
card replaced - no joy. So I think I'll give LSI a skip. All that's
left then is Areca or 3ware (at least in my part of the world.
The Areca dealer has offered to let me test a card first before I buy,
so I'll take them up on that.