LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
rblampain
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Western Australia
Distribution: Debian 7
Posts: 833

Rep: Reputation: 35
highpoint 3ware sata raid


I have tried to update my conception of SATA RAID controllers but it seems just as confusing as it was about a year ago.

I have a few questions and these are about hardware raid:

1) The theory is, once the RAID array is defined in the BIOS then the install can proceed and after this Linux will only see 1 volume as if it had a normal drive. I fail to understand why then there is still a need to have a module set up or is this module for FAKE HARDWARE RAID? I am confused.

2) I am thinking about using a highpoint hardware sata/raid controller in raid 1 mode (or 3Ware Escalade), is this a really really ..... hardware controller or is it just another "fake"?

3) If the answer to question 2 is yes and, as some suggest, a true hardware controller may
cost $1,000 (true or not?), what should I be looking for?

4) I' am using Fedora C2 but will change to Gentoo or Debian in the future, I don't think that
would make any difference for the data. Am I correct?

Your view is most appreciated.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need help setting up sata on 3ware raid card martinez9049 Linux - Hardware 3 04-21-2005 12:28 AM
SLES 9 and slow 3Ware 8506-12 SATA RAID dirdej Linux - Enterprise 3 04-07-2005 06:46 PM
raid i/o issues with 3ware/debian ugr|dual Linux - Hardware 3 03-27-2005 04:35 PM
3ware RAID jbstew32 Linux - Hardware 4 03-14-2004 12:11 AM
Samba + 3ware RAID maxb Linux - Networking 0 07-22-2003 10:45 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration