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Re: IDE controller card recommendation

On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 01:37:02PM -0400, Erik Karlin wrote:
> 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 two of these:
> http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16815104214
> 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)

I got 2 of these and they are working quite nicely.  The kernel
recognized it right off the bat and the drives showed up as hde, hdf and
hdg.  Thanks for the pointer.


Roberto C. Sanchez

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