Re: IDE raid - which is better ?
On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 08:32:10PM +0100, Matthew Sackman wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 01:36:35PM -0400, Paul McHale wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am putting together a workstation which will have raid. I found the
> > following vendors which have ide raid controllers:
> > www.promise.com (fastrack100)
> > www.3ware.com (escalade 3w-6200)
> > I will be doing raid 0 (striping) strictly for performance. Does anyone
> > have experience with these cards or any other cards? Any
> > recommendations/comments welcome.
> I've been looking into this stuff for a while, and have found that the
> fasttrack100 cards have timing problems under linux so I would not
> recommend these. I'm quite encouraged by 3ware's linux drivers: they
> support many more distributions than promise and seem to have a better
> commitment to linux. Thus although I've not used them, I'd be tempted
> to go for the 3ware cards.
What about the drivers in 2.4, and the ide-patch for 2.2? Promise is
supported pretty well in those, from what I hear.