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Old 06-16-2014, 02:35 PM   #1
Mario Blunk
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hardware RAID intel series 6 c200 controller


hi friends,

does anyone have useful experience with a Intel Series 6 HW RAID controller c200 ? I'm trying to get a real HW RAID running with it on OpenSuse 12.1 and 13.1.
The BIOS setup tool allows me to setup a virtual RAID 1 drive made of two identical SATA HDDs. So I expect the OS to "see" just one drive. But on booting various UXs, the real physical drives sda and sdb are there instead of just one drive.

Question 1:
Is the C200 series 6 RAID controller a FAIKRAID ?

Question 2:
I've read about a mapper MD or DM that comes with kernels later 2.6.x. Does this mapper provide a reasonable solution ?

Thanks to all of you !
 
Old 06-17-2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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"Matrix RAID is a computer storage technology marketed by Intel. It is a firmware RAID system, rather than hardware RAID or software RAID."


I'd assume it is a faux raid. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Matrix_RAID

Double check at intel site.

I was kind of amazed that intel did that.
 
Old 06-19-2014, 03:47 AM   #3
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Thanks. I finally disabled this mysterious RAID mode in the BIOS tool shipped with. Software RAID seems more reasonable and flexible than HW RAID of any kind. The machine itself is a very fast one, so the speed limit that comes with SW RAID imposes no serious issue.
 
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Thanks, It's really help
 
  


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