I'm building my own Linux-based file-storage server to consist of 5 x 250Gb disks put together in a RAID 5 system to give a total of 1 GB (+ 1 disk parity)
For this system I need to buy a reliable RAID 5 hardware controller
which is ATA based, not SCSI (price), and I want to make sure I get one that is thoroughly tested with Linux kernel without requiring any patches, fixes or special things, but will simply just run, and reliably store all the small office's valuable data.
Thus I ask the community - do you have any recommendations for such a RAID 5 PCI controller to control the 5 disks under Linux 2.6 kernel?
I've been looking at the Intel SRCS16 based on the Intel® 80302 I/O processor (http://www.intel.com/design/servers/...cs16/index.htm
) which claims RedHat and SuSE support, but doesn't say if that's with patched or vanilla kernel.
We're on Slackware 10.2.
Greatly looking forward to learning your RAID 5 experiences!