Originally posted by trickykid
Your Highpoint Raid is a hardware raid, nothing fake about it. If it's not supported in later kernels and you want to do a software raid, remove the card from your system and attach the drives either to the existing connections or you may have to get an expansion card to connect your drives, if they're either SCSI or IDE.. etc.
But to tell you the truth, hardware raid seems to fail less than software raid. Having hardware control the raid takes less load off the cpu and system. You'll get better performance as well.
There is plenty fake about it. The highpoints bios is loaded into ram and executed. It has no coprocessor whatsoever. This is true of all cheap low end raid cards. No processing is actually being done on the highpoit other than the standard ATA stuff that all IDE controllers do. When I load the HPT366 module, it recognizes the drives as vanilla ide drivers.
The only difference between linux software raid and highpoints raid is that its a different piece of software. Not to mention, using the linux software raid, throughput is actually faster, since there is no real co-processor on the high point.