Re: Do IDE RAID controllers exist?
From: Mark Kaufer (mark.kaufer_at_NO.SPAM.bloodyhell.us)
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 05:03:12 GMT
On 6 Oct 2003 20:42:14 GMT, Christopher Browne <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote to comp.os.linux.hardware:
> After a long battle with technology,Mark Kaufer <mark.kaufer@NO.SPAM.bloodyhell.us>, an earthling, wrote:
>> I'm quite familiar with SCSI RAID controllers, but given the large
>> capacities in modern IDE drives, I was thinking about potentially buying
>> an IDE RAID controller, but from what I've found in the kernel as far as
>> support goes, (ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support -> IDE, ATA and ATAPI Block
>> devices -> Support for IDE Raid controllers), it appears to be software
>> RAID only.
>> As I'm looking to deploy this on a very busy web/database server, I'd
>> rather not use software RAID, but am I wrong in my assumption then that
>> hardware IDE RAID controllers don't exist?
> You are wrong in that assumption.
> 3Ware sells some that are fairly well regarded. Promise sells some
> that are slightly less well regarded. LSI Logic sells some pretty
> good ones too.
Thanks to all who replied.
Please forgive my ignorance in the subject, but are we talking serial
ATA (Escalade 8506) or parallel ATA (Escalade 7506) ? I've found the
support for these 3Ware devices in the kernel (3W_XXXX_RAID) but it
isn't exactly clear which of these the support is for.