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Re: Supermicro SAS controller

On Tue, 01 May 2012 10:57:47 -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:

> On 5/1/2012 6:53 AM, Ramon Hofer wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I'm using Debian Squeeze and would like to use a Supermicro
>> AOC-SASLP-MV8 as controller for a software raid.
> The mvsas Linux driver has never been ready for production, unless
> things have dramatically changed very recently.  The AOC-SASLP-MV8 will
> work fine on a MS Windows machine, but you will continue to suffer many
> nightmares with Linux.  Google for the mvsas horror stories.
>> What else can I do?
> Ebay that card and acquire one that will simply work:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118112 This LSI
> card supports 6Gb SAS/SATA3 and 3TB+ drives.

Thanks alot!

> If you have x4 PCIe slots but not x8/x16, then get the Intel card:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816117141

Nono, I have enough x16 slots. The x4 slots aren't enough.

> People buy this SM card because it's the cheapest thing on the planet
> with 2xSFF8087 ports (without first looking up its reputation).  If the
> dual SFF8087 cards above are beyond your budget, go with 2 Silicon Image
> based 4 port cards with plain SATA connectors:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124027
> If you don't have a backplane with SFF8087 connectors, simply use 4
> regular SATA cables with the SiI cards.  If you do have a backplane, buy
> 2 new 4 port SATA to SFF8087 2ft reverse breakout cables:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816116101
> The LSI card is $239, will give far superior performance, and will work
> with your current cables.  The 2xSiI cards is $120, $154 w/cables.
> Either have great Linux compatibility.

Thanks you very much!!!

I have the RPC-4220 case with 20 howswap slots. So I can only go for the 
LSI card. But when this means no more such problems I'm more than 
happy :-)

Thanks again!

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