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Old 04-24-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Cheap RAID card that can be monitored from Linux


Hi,

I'm looking for a PCI RAID card that will support 4 SATA disks in RAID 5.

Essentially it must be possible to monitor the raid from the Linux operating system (FC10+), I will not have physical access to the machine most of the time, so I need to be able to talk to the RAID card from Linux (like the 3Ware one does), It is possible to get reasonably priced RAID cards that can be monitored from Windows... but not Linux. If you know, tell me, thx.

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Old 04-25-2010, 03:40 PM   #2
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Cheap means faux raid cards. A real hardware raid card ought to have vendor support for rh or suse or other linux distro.

Might tell us scsi, sata or what too.
 
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:57 AM   #3
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Cheap means faux raid cards. A real hardware raid card ought to have vendor support for rh or suse or other linux distro.

Might tell us scsi, sata or what too.
Why can't I talk to a faux raid card from Linux ?? - it's on the PCI.

SATA disks.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 04:29 PM   #4
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I don't think I said that.


Might read this for a starting point. https://raid.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Linux_Raid
 
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:07 AM   #5
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I'll try again....

I'm looking for a PCI RAID card that will support 4 SATA disks in RAID 5.

Essentially it must be possible to monitor the raid from the Linux operating system (FC10+), I will not have physical access to the machine most of the time, so I need to be able to talk to the RAID card from Linux (like the 3Ware one does using it's CLI) - I do not care if it a faux raid card or not.

If you know of such a RAID card please let me know, thx.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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PCI is pretty old... You'll probably have to buy used or new old stock. Products shipping these days tend to be PCI-E (PCI-Express).
 
Old 05-06-2010, 12:00 PM   #7
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PCI is pretty old... You'll probably have to buy used or new old stock. Products shipping these days tend to be PCI-E (PCI-Express).
OK, I have that slot also - so thats fine.
 
  


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