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Re: Adaptec Raid Controller

On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 05:55:20AM +0300, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Hello *,
> very long time ago (17 years) I used 3Ware Hardware Raid Controller where
> most are working up to now and they are not broken yet.
> However, for all newer installations I use Adaptec and especially the
> 71506E which is a low-cost hardware Raid-0/1/10 Controller.  I have 8 of
> them and now one is broken...  Grmpf!
> I contacted the new owneer of Adaptec and ...
> ... was pissed off!
> They simply claim, that this controller does not exist, even if I have
> invoices and you find references on the Internet.  After I had a long
> conversation with the support, they removed the references from the
> Adaptec website...
> WTF is this now?
> They sugested me another 16ch Controller, which just cost 1800? insted of
> 480?.  I do not need/want Raid 5/50/6/60 or other crap!  I need only
> Raid-1
> Hot-Fix and Copy-Back functionality.
> Does someone has a similar experience with it?
> Which Low-Cost Controller can I use now?
> Note:   It MUST be a Hardware-Raid-1 Controller with Battery Backup and
>         16 channels, because the Server-Mainboard has only one Slot.

The LSI Megaraid controllers have worked very well for me. They
are now owned by Broadcom.

The current model is 9361-16i. Previous generations still work
well, especially for spinning disks, and are available under the
Avago and Supermicro names. 

is $440, plus you'll need an external battery card for it.


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