On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 03:41:42PM +0100, Stephane Dudzinski mentioned:
> Got an Asus a7v8x @home which hosts a Serial ATA raid controller
> (Promise 20376). It detected both drives ok (sticked 2x160GB) and
> created a RAID 1 array using the controller. I was expecting to see only
> one drive on Linux, but it sees the two of them (declared as sda and
Please note: promise is not a RAID chipset. It's something that pretends
to be a RAID chipset, with the aim of making you wish you had bought one.
I've seen promise drivers on windows "lose" drives randomly. A feature,
apparently, that would kick in on drives bigger than 40GB.
I've seen promise cards corrupt mysql databases so badly they had to be
restored from backups. And do it every night, for a week, till the box was
reinstalled with a Escalade card in it.
I've seen promise hard-hang linux boxes randomly, when there was loads of
*reads* going on.
You know that guy that poked his eyes out in the film Event Horizon ? He
used to use promise raid controllers.
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