Re: IDE controller card recommendation
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In article <4TW7Nfirstname.lastname@example.org>, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> I have a
> stack of old IDE hard drives that I want to use in a RAID configuration. The
> server's case has plenty of room for drives and a number of PCI expansion
> slots. I would like to get two PCI IDE controller cards to connect all the
> drives with. The server has an IDE CD-ROM, leaving 3 open slots in the
> on-board controllers. If I get two more cards (eah with two connectors), I
> should be able to connect 8 more hard drives.
> 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 been buying the Promise ATA-66 cards at the Computer
Recycling Center in Sunnyvale for a dollar or two.
Linux works fine. BIOS boots. So if you're really on
the cheap, call them.