On Mon, 15 Nov 2004, John Madden wrote:
> have it recognised as a SCSI RAID device. I used the card's BIOS to
> make a RAID from the 4 250GB SATA disks, and with the HighPoint
> driver, it's picked up as a SCSI device.
>> Would I possibly be better off to use the IDE drivers in the kernel
> and use software RAID on the disks?
Most definitely. Check out 'dmraid' too, which can setup devmapper to
map disks to various $ODDBALL "proprietary" soft-raid disk formats,
no idea whether highpoint is supported though.
Also, Jeff Garzik's libata has a WIP driver for some of the Marvell
host controllers, which might be what the Highpoint uses. IME with
sata_sil, even a beta driver from Jeff Garzik will be better quality
than a vendor IDE/SCSI host driver (and improve far more rapidly).
See http://linux.yyz.us/sata/, particularly the HPT entry on the SATA
and obviously the marvell entry just above it. If your HPT doesnt use
a Marvell, you're out of luck.
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