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Re: IDE controller card recommendation

On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 12:25:06PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> Quoting Josh Battles <josh.lists@omg-stfu.com>:
> >Roberto C. Sanchez said:
> >>
> >>I would like to use inexpensive cards (~$15-$30) since I will be setting 
> >>up
> >>software RAID and this is an older server with older drives.  I have
> >>experience
> >>with certain Promise cards under Linux (and I am not happy with that
> >>experience).    Personally, I am just looking to find out what cards 
> >>people
> >>are
> >>using and how happy/unhappy they are with said cards.
> >
> >I've got 2 of these cards in my server at home.  They've been working great
> >for about 6 months now.
> >
> >http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16815124001
> Excellent, I was planning on buying from newegg, so thanks for the specific
> product reference.  What driver does it use?  Are you also using the onboard
> IDE controllers in conjunction?  How many total drives are connected to all
> your controllers?
> -Roberto
I've got two of these:

just plugged them in and they worked. running sarge 2.4.27. I'm using my
internal ports with 1 drive on one, and a drive + dvdrom on the other.
the others all have one drive on each. i've got a 6 drive raid10 system
all with 250g drives. I've read that you shouldn't use slave drives with
software raid. everything is a master (except the dvd which is a slave,
but hardly used)

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