Which HD controller card to buy?
I have a rack mounted Howard NX1400 server with a Supermicro mother board (X6DHR-TG). On that mother board is an Adaptec AIC-8130 Marvell 88SS6041 SATA controller that we use for RAID 1. The current OS is Redhat AS v4 32bit x86. I have 3 SATA 80GB 7200RPM drives (not sure which manufacturer), all in
I would like to upgrade the current Redhat, but am stuck in v4 with the Kernel locked at 2.6.9-22.ELsmp because the driver is not supported, and Supermicro says there is no more current driver.
I have been told to just buy a new HD controller if I want to upgrade, but I do not know which to buy. (Supermicro wanted to sell me one that "currently works with Redhat 9," which I did not try to explain predated release 4 of AS).
How do I figure out which controller card to buy so that I can get up to date? (and upgrade to the current version?) Something that is very standard...