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Old 02-05-2007, 02:18 PM   #1
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Linux compatible SATA card?


I want to buy a SATA PCI card that will work in linux. Anyone got one that works?
 
Old 02-06-2007, 01:00 PM   #2
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This site http://linux-ata.org/driver-status.html has alot of good info. I've used the Promise SATA RAID cards with various Linux distros, and have had good luck.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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I suggest stay away from Promise and Silicon Image controllers. The most stable SATA controller for Linux is from 3ware. As of kernel version 2.6.14 all 3ware models are supported. SATA controllers that are cheaper than 3ware controllers and stable are Highpoint RocketRAID 1520, Highpoint RocketRAID 1540, or Highpoint RocketRAID 1640. The best onboard SATA controller that works the best is nVidia, but not their Intel lines.

Promise and Silicon Image controllers may work ok in Windows, but they do not work well in Linux. I think JMicro is the same.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 09:20 PM   #4
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I'll second 3ware being the best under the sun. You do pay for it, but you get true hardware RAID.

Here's a review I put up in our HCL about the 4 port PCI 9500 series card:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...p/product/3514

Peace,
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:41 PM   #5
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I do agree with the 3ware cards being best. The Promise cards were a pain to set up and get working, but have been stable since their 'birth'. I wasn't allowed to spend the money on the 3ware card, since it wasn't an 'approved' piece of hardware...
 
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I do agree with the 3ware cards being best. The Promise cards were a pain to set up and get working, but have been stable since their 'birth'. I wasn't allowed to spend the money on the 3ware card, since it wasn't an 'approved' piece of hardware...
3ware not being an approved piece of hardware is loads of bull.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 10:36 AM   #7
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Never said it wasn't approved to run under Linux...it wasn't on the list of hardware my company said we could order.
 
  


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